When Xenos came to Sadler's Wells in spring 2018 as part of a nationwide tour, it was intended as Akram Khan's last full-length solo performance. Then in his mid-40s, Khan had decided to concentrate on creating work for others, himself making shorter, maybe cameo appearances.
However, for such a consummate performer, leaving the stage is not easy, and now, following the enforced inactivity of the long lockdown period, Khan is back with a reprise of his extended farewell work, Xenos. Conjuring up the shell-shocked dream of an Indian soldier fighting for Britain in World War one, Xenos is a tour de force solo for Khan, a remarkable work, which we have no hesitation in recommending.
You can find Culture Whisper's four-star review of the 2018 performance of Xenos here.
|What||Akram Khan Company, Xenos & Chotto Xenos, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
30 Nov 21 – 04 Dec 21, 19:30 Dur.: 1 hour 10 mins no interval
02 Dec 21 – 03 Dec 21, Thur at 13:30 and 19:00; Fri at 11:00 and 13:30. Dur.: 50 mins no interval
|Price||£15-£75 (+booking fee)|
|Website||Click here to book|