DESH | The Telegraph | review

5 October 2011

Poignant, thrilling, magical, moving and utterly transfixing

- Mark Monahan

DESH is as transporting a piece of dance as I have ever seen. The first full-length solo contemporary work by Akram Khan – though created with 24-carat collaborators – it is also his best show yet: poignant, thrilling, magical, moving and, throughout its perfectly judged 80 minutes, utterly transfixing…. To read the rest of the 2011 review, click here.

At 42, Akram Khan continues to perform his unique contemporary/Kathak hybrid style of choreography with a fire, speed and attack that – no exaggeration – put most 18-year-olds to shame. However, while he is not, thank heavens, even remotely bowing out from the stage yet, he has announced that, after this short revival at Sadler’s Wells, he will never again perform his first solo work, DESH…. To read the rest of the review from 2017, click here.

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