Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2016

Date: 2 July 2016

Time: tbc

Venue: Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN

About the event

Choreographer Akram Khan opens the final Big Dance Week with a unique afternoon of dance performance in the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square. 1,000 Londoners - dance groups and individuals - will perform a spectacular and moving dance with epic music by Nitin Sawhney especially composed for the occasion.

Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated dance artists today, building his reputation on the success of imaginative, highly accessible and relevant productions such as Until the Lions, Kaash, DESH, iTMOi, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees. An instinctive and natural collaborator, Khan has been a magnet to world-class artists from other cultures and disciplines. His work is recognised as being profoundly moving, in which his intelligently crafted storytelling is effortlessly intimate and epic. A recent highlight of his career was the creation of a section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony that was received with unanimous acclaim.

Dance is a form of ritual, of celebration that all cultures share. It has to be personal and universal.

Akram Khan

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