Akram Independent Commissions

Discover Akram's independent projects and commissions, from his work with English National Ballet to Netflix series MOVE.

Based on the original concept and choreography by Akram, Creature is the latest film from award-winning director Asif Kapadia. The world premiere of Creature took place as part ...

Creature is an unearthly tale of exploitation and human frontiers inspired by Georg Büchner’s expressionist classic Woyzeck, with shadows of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Drawing...

The iconic ballet, reimagined. In this acclaimed version by Akram, the greatest Romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal and redemption are reimagined.

Breathless Puppets is an intimate short film co-created by Akram and Naaman Azhari. The story we witness is captured by delicate rotoscope animation and is part of a series of f...

Commissioned by Channel 4, Extreme Combat: The Dancer and The Fighter documented Akram entering a very different area: the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Akram is one of the six artists who featured in Netflix docu-series, MOVE, alongside Movement Art Is founders: Lil Buck & Jon Boogz, Ohad Naharin, Kimiko Versatile and Israel Ga...

From 2017-2019, Akram and Mavin Khoo have co-curated a dance programme for Indian classical music festival, Darbar. For the 2019 creation, they both wanted to centre programmin...

In 2019, Akram returned to the curry houses of his youth to create a dance piece that told the story of the immigrant experience in Britain; Khan’s own take on the famous ‘The L...

As robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) become increasingly prevalent, Akram explored their impact on human relationships in a thought-provoking documentary, Can We Live With...

Following the sold out debut performance and national tour, National Youth Dance Company returned in 2014 with a brand new double bill by Guest Artistic Director of 2013/14 Akra...

The Pursuit of Now is an improvised work by Akram Khan, with Azeri jazz pianist Shahin Novrasli, that was performed at Sadler’s Wells as part of the Buta Festival of Azerbaijani...

Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo teamed up to perform Dust as part of English National Ballet’s production Lest We Forget, which commemorates the centenary of the First World War. Akr...

After an unparalleled career that has spanned almost 35 years of both dancing ballet and contemporary work, Sylvie Guillem presented her final dance programme.

In 2014, Akram Khan curated the second work in The Lowry’s Performer as Curator series to bring together a personal selection of his influences including sculpture, painting, ph...

Akram was invited to choreograph a prominent section of  Danny Boyle's Isles of Wonder London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The brief from Boyle to Akram was one word - M...

In 2014, Akram Khan has teamed up with director Richard Raymond to bring Raymond’s directorial debut Desert Dancer to the big screen, starring actors Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie...

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