Akram Khan: The Fury of beautiful things


Akram Dance Company: groundbreaking interdisciplinary dance with contributions by iconic sculptors, writers and musicians


ISBN: 9782330130084 Category:

Akram Khan, Farooq Chaudhry


Founded 20 years ago in London by the dancer and choreographer Akram Khan (born 1974) and the producer Farooq Chaudhry, Akram Khan Company has become one of the most dynamic troupes on the international contemporary dance scene. Trained in Kathak, Khan has created an innovative choreographic language that fuses the vocabulary of traditional Indian dance with contemporary dance. His performances also feature collaborators from a vast array of disciplines: he has collaborated with the dancer Sylvie Guillem, the actress Juliette Binoche, the artists Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, the choreographer and dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Israel Galvan and Kylie Minogue, among others.

This beautifully illustrated book is the first monograph on Khan, appraising two decades of his ceaseless production and the 26 pieces created by Akram Khan Company since its foundation.

Additional information

Weight 1508 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 25.7 cm
Publisher name Actes Sud
Publication date 19 August 2020
Number of pages 268
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 25.7 cm
Weight 1508 g


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In just over eighteen years Akram Khan Company is now undisputedly one of the foremost innovative dance companies in the world. The programmes range from kathak and modern solos to artist-to-artist collaborations and ensemble productions. The company has a major international presence and enjoys busy tours that reach out to many cultures and peoples across the globe. Akram Khan has been the recipient of numerous international dance awards, the most notable being an Olivier Award for his solo production DESH in 2012. A milestone in the company's journey was the creation of a section of the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2012. Akram Khan Company is an associate artist at Sadler's Wells Theatre and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and Curve Theatre in Leicester.