Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan is interviewed by Kirsty Young.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the dancer and choreographer Akram Khan.
A child of Bengali immigrants, he started learning Indian dance almost as soon as he could walk. Talent-spotted in his teens, he went on to spend two years touring the world with Peter Brook's Mahabharata. A keen collaborator, he's worked with everyone from prima ballerina Sylvie Guillem to disco queen Kylie Minogue.
He says he was a shy boy and dance allowed him to communicate properly for the first time: "It was like being allowed to speak - and people taking notice of that and that's another problem because then you want people's attention all the time, so, every dinner party we went to, I said, Mum, are they going to ask me to dance? It became an addiction."
Producer: Leanne Buckle.
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Composer: Michael Jackson
- Michael Jackson Off The Wall.
Composer: Tomás Méndez
- Hable Con Ella.
Zoe & Idris Rahman
Anondo Dhara ("Stream Of Joy")
Composer: Rabindranath Tagore
- Where Rivers Meet / Zoe & Idris Rahman.
U lamentu di ghjesu
- Le mystère des voix corses (Les plus belles polyphonies).
- Olivi Music.
Sign O’ The Times
- Prince / Sign O’ The Times.
- PAISLEY PARK.
Spiegel im Spiegel
Artist: Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe
- Spiegel Im Spiegel / Arvo Part.
Composer: Neil Barnes, Paul Daley
- Leftfield: Afika Shox.
- HIGHER GROUND.
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Artist: Hampton string quartet
- Gavin Bryars / Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet.
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
A skipping rope
|Interviewed Guest||Akram Khan|
- Sun 22 Jul 2012 10:00
- Sun 22 Jul 2012 11:15
- Fri 27 Jul 2012 09:00