Khan is also a prolific and highly original choreographer, whose latest hit was an extraordinary reworking of the Romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet.
We should be able to count on his choreographic talent for many years to come; but at 43-years-old, Khan says performing solo on stage for more than one hour has become too much for him. So, he is retiring as a performer of full-length pieces, and going out with a bang with an ambitious new work, Xenos.
Xenos blends Greek myth and contemporary history. It draws on the story of a shell-shocked Indian soldier trapped in a trench during the First World War (a conflict which had already inspired his Dust, for ENB), through the lens of the myth of Prometheus - the Titan who stole fire and gave it to mankind.
Akram Khan will dance the leading role in Xenos working alongside a distinguished team of collaborators that include a group of musicians playing live on stage.
Khan will still put on the odd appearance in smaller and cameo roles for the foreseeable future; but for now, Xenos is IT – and it will be one of the unmissable events of the 2018 season.
Note: Children under 5 will not be admitted
|What||Akram Khan, Xenos, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
29 May 18 – 09 Jun 18, 19:30 End Time TBC
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Well website|