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  • Venue
    Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
  • Date Time
    24 June 2023 | 6:00 pm
    25 June 2023 | 6:00 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.2700, 2250, 1800, 1350, 900 & 450/- (Inclusive of GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.3000, 2500, 2000, 1500 1000 & 500/- (Inclusive of GST)

Event Details

An NCPA Presentation

‘Whose war?
Whose fire?
Whose hand is this?’

Xenos by Jordan Tannahill

Akram Khan’s most anticipated solo, XENOS, marks his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece. In this work commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the U.K.’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, Khan draws on the archives of the 20th century and gives voice to the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier in the war. XENOS reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war. Shifting between classical Kathak and contemporary dance, XENOS takes place on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology, where humanity still stands in wonder and disarray.

Khan has brought together a stellar creative team. Along with dramaturg Ruth Little and acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, he teams up with German designer Mirella Weingarten, award-winning lighting designer Michael Hulls, costume designer Kimie Nakano and composer Vincenzo Lamagna.

Khan is joined onstage by five international musicians: percussionist B. C. Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Fra Rustumji and saxophonist Tamar Osborn.


Box Office: 12th May for Members & 15th May for Public.

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