"One of the UK's most celebrated and prolific dancer-choreographers."

The Guardian, London

Dance
Akram Khan
XENOS
A Cal Performances Co-commission

Revered dancer, choreographer, and theater artist Akram Khan is a genre unto himself—known for physically demanding, visually spellbinding solo productions that combine Indian kathak with modern dance, and mine personal and cultural histories in works of sublime storytelling. Seen here in an exclusive West Coast engagement, XENOS is Khan's final solo creation before his planned retirement as a performer. A powerful work that reveals the beauty and horrors of the human condition through the myth of Prometheus, it is told from the perspective of an Indian soldier recruited to fight in the trenches of World War I for the British Crown. "Xenos" means "stranger" or "alien" in Greek, and Khan's work bravely explores the soldier's alienation as he is trapped between two cultures in the colonial system.

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