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Akram Khan Company Contemporary Workshop

  • Thursday November 22, 10:00-11:30am
  • $20

In collaboration with DanceHouse, Akram Kham Company (UK) master class (strong intermediate level) Teacher Dennis Alamanos.

Workshop utline: Beginning with a warm-up developed through some of the aspects of Akram’s work, participants will be able to explore movement through exercises and tasks focusing on rhythm, speed, precision and clarity. The workshop will develop into learning phrases of movement from Chotto Desh, a piece from Akram Khan Company Repertoire.

Dionysios (Dennis) Alamanos first learned how to move from nature and animals. He began practicing martial arts at a young age and later trained in Hip-Hop. He studied at the State School of Dance in Athens and after graduating, he collaborated with Hellenic Dance Company (No more fairytales - Anton Lachky, Vertical Road - Akram Khan Company) and Cocoon Dance Company. Dionysios is currently touring with Chotto Desh and also choreographs work with Danae Dimitriadi that has been presented in Rotterdam and they most recently premiered their second piece ATMA in Bulgaria.

Embracing an artistic vision that both respects and challenges Indian kathak form and contemporary dance, Akram Khan has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed work that ranges from classical and modern solos to artist-to-artist collaborations and company productions.

Show: Chotto Desh November 21 – 24, 2018, 8pm + November 24, 2018, 2pm at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.