Cedar Lake Hosts Akram Khan Masterclass in NYC; Deadline for Application - October 14!
Cedar Lake hosts a workshop with choreographer Akram Khan in conjunction with the New York performances of his award winning solo DESH at Lincoln Center's White Lights Festival, November 6 & 7.
About the Masterclass
In this master class, Khan shares his experience of using spoken word in his choreography for the piece. Participants will gain an insight of how he uses textual materials and narratives to help develop powerful choreography without over-complicating the relationship between spoken words and body language.
Limited to 30 participants. By application only.
To be considered, please send a headshot, CV and video reel to Eleanor Oldham (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 14, 2013.
**Please note the change of time.
Akram Khan's solo work DESH is jointly devised by Khan with writer and poet Karthika Nair. The direction of the piece was first guided by the exploration of the term "desh", meaning "homeland" in Bengali.
DESH draws multiple tales of land, nation, resistance and convergence into the body and voice of one man trying to find his balance in an unstable world.
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Khan is one of the most acclaimed choreographers of his generation working in Britain today. Born in London into a family of Bangladeshi origin, he began dancing at seven and studied with the renowned kathak dancer and teacher Sri Pratap Pawar.
Khan began presenting solo performances of his work in the late 1990s, maintaining his commitment to classical kathak as well as developing modern work. He was Choreographer-in-Residence and later Associate Artist at the Southbank Centre London. Khan is currently an Associate Artist of MC2: Grenoble and Sadler's Wells, London in a special international co-operation.
In 2006 Khan was invited by Kylie Minogue to choreograph a section of her Showgirl concert, which opened in Australia in November that year. He has also been chosen to choreograph a section of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Khan has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career including the Laurence Olivier Award, the prestigious ISPA (International Society for the Performing Arts) Distinguished Artist Award, South Bank Sky Arts Award, UK Critics' Circle National Dance Award and The Age Critics' Award (Australia).
Khan was awarded an MBE for services to dance in 2005. He is also an Honorary Graduate of Roehampton and De Montfort Universities, and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban.