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Jocelyn Pook

Publisher: Chester Music

DESH (2011),
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Dance
Sub Category
Dance
Year Composed
2011
Solo Instrument(s)
2soprano.baritone
Availability
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Programme Note
Jocelyn Pook DESH (2011),
DESH (homeland) is a full length solo from celebrated choreographer and performer, Akram Khan, inspired by his homeland of Bangladesh. DESH is one of Khan’s most personal works, as he seeks to reconnect with his cultural roots.

Reflecting on life in Bangladesh, Khan portrays several characters familiar in daily Bangladeshi culture through his own body and voice. For this solo performance, he has teamed up with Oscar-winning Chinese visual artist Tim Yip (production designer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and lighting designer Michael Hulls, Indian writer and poet Karthika Nair, Olivier Award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook and British slam poet Polar Bear.
DESH will explores the idea of transformation - of body, land, identity and memory, while examining the contradictions of Khan’s own British-Asian identity. In Khan’s own words: “I am searching for a story that addresses both the tragedy and comedy of life in Bangladesh.”


Performances
Date
Title
  • 01 MAY 2014
    Fribourg, Switzerland

    Other Dates:
    2 May - Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 07 FEB 2014
    Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
    Akram Khan Company

    Other Dates:
    21,22 February - Le Theatre, Saint-Nazaire, France
    8 February - Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
    21 March - Festspielhaus, Bregenz, Austria
  • 06 NOV 2013
    DESH Country Premiere
    Lincoln Center, New York, NY
    Akram Khan: director, choreographer, and performer

    Other Dates:
    7 November - Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • 11 JUN 2013
    Sadler's Wells
    Akram Dance Company

    Other Dates:
    12,14,15 June - Sadler's Wells
  • 08 FEB 2013
    EPCC, Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saone
    Akram Khan Company

    Other Dates:
    13-15 February - MC2, Grenoble, France
    10,11 April - Le Quartz, Brest
  • 26 SEP 2012
    Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy
    Akram Khan and Company

    Other Dates:
    2,3,5,6,8,9 October - Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
    16,17,19-21 October - MTC, Sumner Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
    11 November - Rabozaal, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    14 November - Grand Theatre, Luxembourg
    5-7,9,10 December - Aristotelis Onassis, Athens, Greece
    18,9,21-23,26-29,31 December; 2 January 2013 - Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France
    27,28 September - Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy
  • 05 OCT 2011
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
    Choreographer: Akram Khan; Visual artist: Tim Yip; Lighting designer: Michael Hulls

    Other Dates:
    6 October - Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
    7,8 October - Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
  • 04 OCT 2011
    DESH London Premiere
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
    Choreographer: Akram Khan; Visual artist: Tim Yip; Lighting designer: Michael Hulls
  • 16 SEP 2011
    The Curve, Leicester, UK
    Choreographer: Akram Khan; Visual artist: Tim Yip; Lighting designer: Michael Hulls

    Other Dates:
    17 September - The Curve, Leicester, UK
  • 15 SEP 2011
    DESH World Premiere
    The Curve, Leicester, UK
    Choreographer: Akram Khan; Visual artist: Tim Yip; Lighting designer: Michael Hulls

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