This repertory workshop will be taught by Jose Agudo, rehearsal director of the Akram Khan Company and choreographic assistant during the creation of the piece "iTMOi". The workshop will be informed by various dance styles, which have influenced Akram Khan's work, such as Kathak, Flamenco, Kathakali, contemporary, and HipHop.
The workshop will focus on material from the award winning solo "Desh" by Akram Khan. This is an autobiographical piece looking at identity and the contradictions of growing up in London inside a Bangladeshi family.
There will also be the opportunity to learn material from "Torobaka", Khan’s latest duet collaboration with Flamenco pioneer Israel Galvan. Complex rhythms from Flamenco dance and Kathak will be explored and then applied to contemporary dance in order to influence movement dynamic.José Agudo