|Akram Khan’s Dust. Photography by ASH.|
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Commemorative events are being planned in numerous countries over a four year period, representing the length of the war itself. I was so interested to learn that the English National Ballet commissioned works from three choreographers around the theme of the first world war for their program Lest We Forget that premiered in April at the Barbican Theatre in London. Included were Akram Khan’s Dust, Russell Maliphant’s Second Breath and Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land. A friend who saw it thought it was absolutely stunning, so did a host of critics. Described as “very strong and very smart”, I can only hope it finds its way here in the next few seasons.
Take a look at the trailer for Lest We Forget here.