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A new double bill by the National Youth Dance Company and Guest Artistic Director Akram Khan.

Following their premiere performance at Sadler’s Wells on Wednesday 16 April, the NYDC performs in this informal and intimate setting.

Rather than seeing the work with full theatrical staging, this is a chance for audience members to witness the passion and force of the pieces up close.

NYDC performs a restaged excerpt from Vertical Road (Akram Khan Company, 2010), alongside a new work, The Rashomon Effect, by Khan and assistant choreographer Andrej Petrovic.

It features music composed by Vincenzo Lamagna and performed live by musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. In just over a decade he has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the arts in the UK and abroad.

His reputation has been built on the success of imaginative, highly accessible and relevant productions; this new commission sees Khan bring a wealth of experience to his pivotal role in working with this vibrant company of young artists drawn from NYDC workshops across England.

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

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19th April 2014

Timepiece_RH_Stephen-WhiteQuite randomly I decided to go to Camden for an exhibition at the Roundhouse listed on Londonist “Things To Do This Weekend”. My aim was to sit on a lounger at the beach on the venue’s terrace, soaking in those very precious sun rays and having my birthday drink. It turned out the performance juxtaposing the exhibition by the time I arrived made me sit on the cold floor and in the darkness of the Main Space quite happily for as long as it lasted (for me it was couple of hours). Read More