Jocelyn created the score for Akram Khan’s new project, entitled DESH (homeland), incorporating found audio material from field recordings taken in Bangladesh. With Akram Khan she visited the city of Dhaka and toured rural Bangladesh, gathering spoken word, song, the percussive sounds of industry in the city’s shipyards and bells and hoots from the streets. DESH is the winner of an Olivier Award (Best Dance Production) and a British Composer Award (Stage Works) for the soundtrack.
After five years of collaborations with artists like Sylvie Guillem, Juliette Binoche, Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley, Akram Khan’s artistic journey brings him back to a desire to reconnect with his own cultural roots by creating a new full length modern dance theatre solo inspired by his homeland of Bangladesh. This very personal work is to reflect on life in Bangladesh in a unique theatrical structure whereby Khan as the solo performer portrays many everyday characters familiar in daily Bangladeshi culture through his own body and voice.
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DESH Akram Khan Company
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