When the world-famous British-Bengali choreographer Akram Khan first saw Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper as a boy, he was confused. What do you mean, world famous, if he didn’t recognize anything in it? No one who looked like him, any agreement with his faith or culture? Years later he discovered another version of the iconic image: The First Supper by Susan Dorothea White. The same setup, but with women from all over the world. The only white person is in the place of Judas, the traitor. Inspired by that radical, anti-colonial interpretation, Khan now gives his stimulating vision of the conventions of the classical Indian dance world and the kathak, the North Indian dance language with which he grew up and gained world fame.
28/29 aug – Amsterdam, ITA
6/7 sept – Rotterdam, Theater Rotterdam
24/25 sept – Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Festival