Premiere: 18 September 2008, Lyttleton, National Theatre, London as part of the European Cultural Season
Last performance: 18 October 2009, Théâtre Marigny, Paris
Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and internationally acclaimed contemporary dancer & choreographer Akram Khan have joined forces to create a major new work of dance theatre, In-I which will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in London on 18 September before touring internationally. Turner prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has designed the set for this exciting new production and award-winning composer Philip Sheppard has created the original score. Accompanying In-I is Jubilations, a retrospective of Juliette Binoche’s 25-year film career and exhibition of her paintings.
Throughout their careers, Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan have both sought out surprising and challenging collaborations, and In-I takes them both further in new directions
Co-directed and performed by Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan
Set Designer Anish Kapoor
Composer Philip Sheppard
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Costume (Akram Khan) Kei Ito
Costume (Juliette Binoche) Alber Elbaz
Dramaturge Guy Cools
Rehearsal Director/Dance Coach (Juliette Binoche) Su-Man Hsu
Producer Farooq Chaudhry
Technical Director Fabiana Piccioli
Sound Designer Nicolas Faure
Technical Coordinator Sander Loonen
Technician Natan Rosseel
Juliette Binoche’s Assistant/ Production Co-ordinator Laurent Gorse
Hermès Foundation, National Theatre London, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, La Monnaie Brussels, Sydney Opera House, Curve Leicester
Arts Council England
The Bell Cohen Charitable Foundation
Théâtre de l’Ouest Parisien – Boulogne Billancourt
CULTURESFRANCE – Ministry of European and Foreigner Affairs
The European Cultural Season, organised during the French Presidency of the European Union (July 1 – December 31 2008)
Global tour sponsored by SG Private Banking
Produced by Khan Chaudhry Productions & Jubilation Productions
Managed by Akram Khan Company
Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan would like to thank acting coach Susan Batson: “You embrace work like no one else, your vision is a commitment to the human beings you’re working with, but also to the art. You know how to transform us, you see beyond, ready to share your discoveries with your heartful sensibility. Thank you Susan, you are a true inspiration.”
Juliette Binoche would like to thank Su-Man Hsu: “She made this adventure possible. Intuition takes you by surprise and I think that she knew how to create this encounter by just imagining before anyone. You make in people the joy of transformation come true. Your faith on this project is my path. Thank you for your love and commitment.”
Special thanks to Dr Bobola, Brigitte Parnet-Evans, Christopher Hornzee-Jones, Marguerite Kardos, Mr and Mrs Khan, Fanny Aubert Malaurie, Olivier Meyer, Louise Pascal, Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Marianne Rosenstiehl, Francois Samuelson, Marion Stalens, Nikoleta Rafaelisova and Shanell Winlock.
Juliette Binoche’s make-up by Lancôme International, hair by l’Oréal International for publicity.
Early research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells.