British choreographer and dancer Akram Khan in his farewell piece Xenos. Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez/Akram Khan Company

Akram Khan in Xenos: dancing, design and music all incredible in story of Indian soldier during World War I

  • Khan’s farewell full-length solo performance showed he is at the height of his powers, and one can only hope this isn’t a final farewell
  • Vincenzo Lamagna’s score was eclectic yet brilliantly effective, while Mirella Weingarten’s ingenious set vividly evoked wartime trenches
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British choreographer and dancer Akram Khan in his farewell piece Xenos. Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez/Akram Khan Company
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Regine (Grete S. B. Nybakken) is turned upside down by her foster father Engstrand in a scene from the Norwegian National Ballet’s staging of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts in Hong Kong. Photo: LCSD

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts by the Norwegian National Ballet: stunning choreography and performances in Hong Kong

  • In this starkly powerful retelling of Ibsen’s 1881 play, production values offset complicated plot issues thanks to clever touches of theatre
  • Silas Henriksen’s tormented Oswald and Grete Sofie Borud Nybakken’s defiant Regine are excellent throughout
Topic |   Music

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Regine (Grete S. B. Nybakken) is turned upside down by her foster father Engstrand in a scene from the Norwegian National Ballet’s staging of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts in Hong Kong. Photo: LCSD
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