Akram Khan Company

Akram Khan Company théâtre des champs élysées paris
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until April 17, 2021

No dialogue

Location

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats

Duration

1 hour 10 minutes
No intermission


Details

Classical concert
Recommended for all ages
No dialogue


Highlights

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.

Story

Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan staged this work to mark the centenary since the end of the First World War. In this play, he gives voice to the millions of an Indian soldiers who fought and died in the war serving in the European and American armies. With Xenos, the Anglo-Bangladeshi dancer mixing contemporary dance with movements of kathak which is a traditional narrative dance from northern India. In this dance Akram Khan explores the beauty of the body whose skill is diverted to become an instrument of war.
An incredible stage design which includes such details as strings, bells and earth, Akram Kahn offers an intense and striking portrait that will not leave you indifferent.

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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. 

 

Fun facts:

Capacity: 1, 905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

FAQ

How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées theater is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theater is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theater is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.