World Premiere: 18 September 2008, Lyttleton, National Theatre, London as part of the European Cultural Season
Last performance: 18 October 2009, Théâtre Marigny, Paris

Throughout their careers, Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan have both sought out surprising and challenging collaborations. In-I took them both further in new directions.

Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan joined forces to create a major new work of dance theatre, In-I, which received its world premiere at the National Theatre in London, on 18 September 2008, before touring internationally. Turner prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor designed the set for the production while award-winning composer Philip Sheppard had created the original score. Jubilations accompanied In-I, a retrospective of Juliette Binoche’s 25-year film career and exhibition of her paintings.

“If we had to say in one word what we wish for our creation In-I, we would choose the word ‘dare’. If we could add two more, we would definitely choose: ‘the new’. Daring the new is why we said yes to each other. But can we reach each other? Can we try and get close? Conflicts, fear, needs and hopes can be walls that we have to face. However, in between two people, there’s a third, the space in between the two, and it is in the search for the third that we discover who we really are. If the Greeks had 14 words to describe different ways of loving, how many do we experience?”

Juliette Binoche & Akram Khan May 2008


Production Trailer


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

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