In his last full-length solo dance performance, ‘XENOS’, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan joins five international musicians – percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity and saxophonist Tamar Osborn – to give a voice to the millions of soldiers of colour who fought in the First World War for the British Empire but are rarely acknowledged in history books. In his last full-length solo dance performance, ‘XENOS’, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan joins five international musicians – percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity and saxophonist Tamar Osborn – to give a voice to the millions of soldiers of colour who fought in the First World War for the British Empire but are rarely acknowledged in history books.
In his last full-length solo dance performance, ‘XENOS’, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan joins five international musicians – percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity and saxophonist Tamar Osborn – to give a voice to the millions of soldiers of colour who fought in the First World War for the British Empire but are rarely acknowledged in history books.

Celebrated choreographer Akram Khan uses last solo to speak out for the voiceless

  • ‘XENOS’ was inspired by stories of colonial soldiers from India and Africa who have been largely written out of history
  • Local dancers also put up shows to express their cultural identities and views of the world

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In his last full-length solo dance performance, ‘XENOS’, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan joins five international musicians – percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity and saxophonist Tamar Osborn – to give a voice to the millions of soldiers of colour who fought in the First World War for the British Empire but are rarely acknowledged in history books. In his last full-length solo dance performance, ‘XENOS’, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan joins five international musicians – percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity and saxophonist Tamar Osborn – to give a voice to the millions of soldiers of colour who fought in the First World War for the British Empire but are rarely acknowledged in history books.
In his last full-length solo dance performance, ‘XENOS’, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan joins five international musicians – percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity and saxophonist Tamar Osborn – to give a voice to the millions of soldiers of colour who fought in the First World War for the British Empire but are rarely acknowledged in history books.
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