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Dance

Gorgeous, visionary sights from Akram Khan at the Roundhouse

Plus: a fascinating snapshot of home-grown styling versus bought-in from the Royal Ballet in Rhapsody

6 February 2016

9:00 AM

6 February 2016

9:00 AM

Until The Lions

Akram Khan Company, Roundhouse

Rhapsody

Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

How much of a compromise does a fashionable choreographer loved by all have to make with his paymasters? When he’s unfashionable, it’s only the Arts Council he has to please. When the world wants a piece of him, he has London’s Sadler’s Wells and the Roundhouse, Grenoble, Paris, Luxembourg, Montreal, Hong Kong, Taipei, Wolfsburg, Brighton, Amiens, Bruges, Amsterdam, Rheims and Leicester producers all tugging at his sleeve, offering support for the quasi-divine creation but wanting to get their spanner into the works somewhere.

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