Akram Khan

Dance, For all Dance, For all, 2019-20 season

Akram Khan


with the Théâtre de la Ville

from to

Grande Halle

starting from 12€

duration 1h10

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Drawing on the archives of the 20th century, Akram Khan gives voice to the dreadful dream of a colonial soldier in the First World War. XENOS reveals the human condition in its beauty and horror with this portrait of an Indian dancer whose body becomes an instrument of war.

Between classical kathak and contemporary dance, XENOS takes place on the border between past and present, mythology and technology, where humanity stands in wonder and disarray. In this solo piece, Akram Khan is joined onstage by five international musicians: vocalist Aditya Prakash, percussionist B C Manjunath, violinist Clarice Rarity, saxophonist Tamar Osborn and bass player Nina Harries.

Along with dramaturg Ruth Little and Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, Akram Khan teams up with German designer Mirella Weingarten, lighting designer Michael Hulls, costume designer Kimie Nakano, and composer Vincenzo Lamagna.

Practical information


Grande Halle

From Dec 12th to 22nd 2019
Everyday at 8pm
Rest on December 15th and 19th



Getting here

Porte de Pantin

Porte de Pantin

75, 151 : Porte de Pantin

Parking Sud" Cité de la Musique"
PRM call 01 40 03 75 75

Before every show, the restaurant la Petite Halle is open.


Production credits

Visual Akram Khan © Jean-Louis Fernandez

As part of the Theatre de la Ville’s Off-site programming


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