pylot: interview with akram khan

I interviewed Akram Khan for the spring issue of PYLOT. We spoke about technology, the internet, racism, and his new project Xenos.


Photo: Max Barnett


The new work, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, marks Khan’s last performance as choreographer and dancer. It explores the story of a soldier: one of over 4 million men of colour mobilised by the British and American armies during the First World War. Recruited from India, these soldiers, known as Sepoys, fought and died in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. When the war was finished, their stories were interred. Inaccessible government archives meant that the soldiers became Xenoi even unto themselves.

Read the full article here.

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