Akram Khan, Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman exhibition, soldier-turned-novelist Kevin Powers
Akram Khan shows us around his studio at home and discusses a life in dance ahead of his final solo performance.
Iconic dancer and choreographer Akram Khan shows John around his studio at his home and discusses a life of dance, preparing for his final solo performance and what he plans to do now that he is retiring from the stage.
The Austrian artist Egon Schiele features alongside a young American photographer Francesca Woodman in a new exhibition Life In Motion at Tate Liverpool. The artists used their own naked bodies as the focus for their work at different ends of the 20th century and both died prematurely in their 20s. Co-curator Tamar Hemmes discusses the unlikely pairing.
The writer and former US soldier Kevin Powers gave the reader a visceral experience of the war in Iraq in his novel The Yellow Birds following his tour of duty there. Powers discusses his new novel A Shout in the Ruins, in which he gives us a similar experience, but this time focused on the American Civil War.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Hannah Robins.
Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman exhibition
Soldier-turned-novelist Kevin Powers
and at Curve, Leicester from 21 - 23 September 2018.
Images: Main image above: Imran Khan in Xenos, Image credit: JeanLouis Fernandez
Image to the left: a still from XEN, a 7-minute reimagined version of Akram Khan’s performance for the screen. Image credit: Illuminations Productions.
XEN is available to view online now.
Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman Exhibition
Life in Motion: Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman is at Tate Liverpool until 23 September 2018.
Image: Male Figure Standing (Self-Portrait) 1914
Gouache and graphite on paper, National Gallery Prague
Credit: (c) National Gallery in Prague 2017
Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman exhibition
Life in Motion: Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman is at Tate Liverpol until 23 September 2018.
Image: Francesca Woodman, Eel Series, Venice, Italy 1978
Gelatin silver print
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Image credit: © Courtesy of Charles Woodman/Estate of Francesca Woodman
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Akram Khan Interviewed Guest Tamar Hemmes Interviewed Guest Kevin Powers Presenter John Wilson Producer Hannah Robins