Bangalore Time News on XENOS at NCPA Mumbai
11 July 2023
XENOS reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition
- Bangalore Time News
“XENOS is an emphatic and expressive production that probes the untold tale of a colonial soldier in World War I. Akram Khan showcases a distinctive and thought-provoking stance on the often-overlooked plight of soldiers from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain in the war, through dance, music and stage design. The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is pleased to reveal that it will host Akram Khan’s final performances of “XENOS,” an award-winning dance theatre production by Akram Khan Company, on 24th and 25th June 2023 at the NCPA’s Jamshed Bhabha Theatre in Mumbai.
XENOS reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose body becomes an instrument of war. Along with dramaturg Ruth Little and acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, Akram has teamed up with German designer Mirella Weingarten, award-winning lighting designer Michael Hulls, costume designer Kimie Nakano, and composer Vincenzo Lamagna. He will also associate with five international musicians: percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Fra Rustumji, and saxophonist Tamar Osborn.”
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