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Produced by

Akram Khan Company

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Director: Akram Khan
Choreographer: Akram Khan
Performer: Akram Khan
Writers: Karthika Nair and Steven Camden and Akram Khan


Bluma Appel Theatre


October 31st, 2013 – November 2nd, 2013


A new dance piece from Akram Khan, masterful choreographer and performer (and featured artist in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony). DESH, meaning “homeland” in Bengali, follows one man as he explores the fragile fluctuations of life in an unstable world. (


Akram Khan Performer
Srya Andrisha Gazi Eshita's Voice
Eesha Desai Jui's Voice

Creative Team

Akram Khan Director
Akram Khan Choreographer
Karthika Nair Writer
Steven Camden Writer
Akram Khan Writer
Tim Yip Visual Designer
Jocelyn Pook Music Composition
Michael Hulls Lighting Designer
Karthika Nair Story Imaginer
Akram Khan Story Imaginer
Ruth Little Dramaturge
Zoe Nathenson Creative Acting Director
Nicolas Faure Sound Designer
Jose Agudo Rehearsal Director


Sander Loonen Set Carpenter
Kimie Nakano Costume Supervisor
Fabiana Piccioli Technical Director
Sander Loonen Technical Coordinator
Marcus Hyde Sound Engineer
Stephane Dejours Technician
John Valente Technician
Mashitah Omar Tour Manager
Farooq Chaudhry Producer