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Personal, authentic, touching, loving, caring,...

I could go on for a while... I saw DESH last week. It opened the December Dance festival in Brugge. The text on the web site says: "DESH is a new full-length contemporary solo and the most personal work to date from celebrated choreographer and performer, Akram Khan." I had heard a lot about Akram Khan, but I had not actually seen one of his performances, so I was expecting a lot. But... I was not prepared for this extraordinary performance. This was so personal, so touching, so moving. If a person is able to tell this story in this way, in so much detail, that person must love his country very much. The stories intertwine, the grass is growing from the sky, the small cook tries to get back on his feet after getting the soles from his feet cut off,... So many lives, so many stories,... Akram Khan's solo is new, so I'm sure you will get a chance to see it. Please do. This performance has everything modern dance should have, it IS what modern dance often tries to be but rarely succeeds. Respect.
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