Yale Dance Theater: Akram Khan Showing
by Akram Khan
Join us on April 30 for Yale Dance Theater’s culminating performance of the semester featuring the work of Akram Khan. In mid-April, Akram Khan Company dancers Eulalia Ayguade Farro of Spain and Young Jin Kim of South Korea will visit Yale for a three-week residency, during which they will stage Khan’s choreography on YDT dancers. In the April 30 showing, YDT dancers will perform excerpts of Khan’s work from 2002-2010. Akram Khan is one of the most acclaimed choreographers of his generation working in Britain today. Born in London into a family of Bangladeshi origin, he began dancing at seven and studied with the renowned kathak dancer and teacher Sri Pratap Pawar.? Khan began presenting solo performances of his work in the late 1990s, maintaining his commitment to classical kathak as well as developing modern work. Khan is currently an Associate Artist of MC2: Grenoble and Sadler’s Wells, London in a special international co-operation. He recently choreographed a section of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. His work has received numerous awards and tours worldwide. The Akram Khan Company residency concludes YDT’s semester-long investigation of cutting-edge contemporary dance spanning both sides of the Atlantic. The first half of the project focused on the work of Brooklyn-based choreographer Reggie Wilson and his company Fist and Heel Performance Group. For more information on Yale Dance Theater’s spring 2013 project please visit: http://ydt.commons.yale.edu/YDT’s spring 2013 project is sponsored by the Arts Discretionary Fund in Yale College and the Lionel F. Conacher and Joan T. Dea Fund, in cooperation with the dance studies curriculum, Theater Studies, and Alliance for Dance at Yale.
Performance Dates & Times
April 30, 2013 - 8:00pm