A Curve Co-Production




Following the huge success of Until the Lions, award-winning choreographer, dancer and Curve Associate Artist Akram Khan returns with his brand new production, XENOS.

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class musicians.

The title XENOS means ‘stranger’ or ‘foreigner’. In this new solo work, Akram and his stellar team of collaborators draw on the archives of the 20th century, unearthing the experience of colonial soldiers in the First World War. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology.


£32.50 – £10

 Under 16s
£15 16 – 26 yrs (with a free
16-26 Membership
£15 Under 18s school groups
£2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Director/Choreographer/Performer: Akram Khan
Set Designer: Mirella Weingarten
Lighting Designer: Michael Hulls
Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano
Original Music Score & Sound Design: Vincenzo Lamagna
Dramaturg: Ruth Little
Writer: Jordan Tannahill
Rehearsal Director: Mavin Khoo


Commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Co-produced by Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, The Grange Festival Hampshire, Sadler’s Wells London, New Vision Arts Festival Hong Kong, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, National Arts Centre Ottawa, The 20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF), Centro Cultural de Belém, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Grec 2018 Festival de Barcelona, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Tanz Köln, Edinburgh International Festival, Adelaide Festival, Festival Montpellier Danse 2018, Julidans Amsterdam, Canadian Stage Toronto, Romaeuropa Festival, Torinodanza festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts New York, University of California Berkeley, Danse Danse Montreal, Curve Leicester.

Sponsored by COLAS

Supported by Arts Council England

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