His dancing speaks to the gods. And can take on the devil. Akram Khan’s London-based company will soon celebrate its 20th birthday – and at last we have succeeded in persuading this visionary of contemporary dance to perform in the Theaterzelt. Inspired by the epics of his ancestors, the Briton with Bengali roots has made the sensitive gestures and dizzying spins of Indian kathak dance into an inimitable new form of expression full of energy and spirituality that is all his own. His choreography for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony fascinated an audience of millions – now you can experience such powerful images up close in Düsseldorf.
“Frighteningly talented and completely unique as he is, Khan is one of those dancers who exist only once a generation and who redefine our idea about what dance is or could be.”– The Guardian, London
“His dance speaks to the gods.” – World on Sunday