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Akram Kahn

The award-winning choreographer Akram Kahn was born in London into a family of Bangladeshi origin in 1974.  He began dancing at the age of seven and studied with the great Kathak dancer and teacher Sri Pratap Pawar.  He began presenting solo performances of his work in the 1990s, maintaining his commitment to classical kathak as well as modern work. In August 2000 he launched the Akram Khan Company with producer Farooq Chaudhry, which has provided him with a platform for innovation and a diverse range of work through collaboration with artists from other disciplines.  Khan has created projects with the actress Juliette Binoche, ballerina Sylvie Guillem, choreographer and dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, singer Kylie Minogue, sculptors Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley and composers Steve Reich and Nitin Sawhney.  He was Choreographer in Residence and Associate Artist at the Southbank Centre.  He is currently Associate Artist at Sadler's Wells, London.