Akram Khan Company
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
1 hour 10 minutes
Recommended for all ages
After a world tour, choreographer and dancer Akram Kahn will perform the last three performances of his show Xenos which also marks the end of his dancer career. With his latest show, he pays tribute to the forgotten victims of the First World War and makes us wonder about history and the human condition.
Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan staged this work to mark the centenary since the end of the First World War. In this piece, he gives a voice to the millions of an Indian soldiers who fought and died in the war serving in European and American armies. With Xenos, the Anglo-Bangladeshi dancer mixes contemporary dance with movements of Kathak, a traditional narrative dance from northern India. In this solo dance performance, Akram Khan explores the beauty of the body whose skill is diverted to become an instrument of war.
With an incredible scenography including details such as strings, bells and dirt, Akram Kahn offers an intense and striking portrait that will not leave you indifferent.
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.
Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages.
Capacity: 1, 905
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No