Akram Khan

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The musicians and dancers perform in the same space on stage for Session

Session is a collaboration that brings together two unlikely partners: Colin Dunne, a former Riverdance star from Birmingham, who has been carving out(...)

“Giselle” by Akram Khan:  Business to Arts panel acknowledged a significant amount of uncertainty as Brexit continues to unfold. Photograph: Laurent Liotardo

Irish arts and cultural organisations may be adept at replacing musicians when someone in a band gets sick, or moving outdoor productions inside when (...)

Junk Ensemble’s Dolores

Akram Khan’s Giselle with the English National Ballet and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre provided an unusually lavish openi(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

An image of Akram Khan’s ’Giselle’

Akram Khan’s Giselle Bord Gáis Energy Theatre ★★★★★ Akram Khan’s Giselle reflects the cross-arts collaborations driving ballet through the 21st-centu(...)

Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’ with the English National Ballet

Not a single white tutu or flowery headdress appears in Akram Khan’s Giselle, and dismissing these conventions helps melt away some common perceptions(...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin in This Is an Irish Dance: “We wanted to make this really connected,” says Martin, “to get to a place where the movement was unconscious, and intuitive,” adds Butler.

There is an unmistakably relaxed air about the choreographer and performer Jean Butler as she talks about her new work, This Is an Irish Dance. Arou(...)

Alistair Spalding: ‘I hardly ever go to America to see work; we take work there but there isn’t a flourishing of dance.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Talk to Alistair Spalding about dance, and one of the first things he’ll light upon is hip hop. “All the terminology in ballet and the movement and vo(...)