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Akram Khan: Homeland - The Making of Desh [DVD]

Akram Khan , Akram Khan    Exempt   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Akram Khan
  • Directors: Akram Khan
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Drakes Avenue
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007XD19CU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,782 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Desh, meaning Homeland in Bengali, is an exploration of acclaimed contemporary dancer and choreographer Akram Khan's British/Bangladeshi heritage and is his most personal work to date.

It draws multiple tales of land, nation, resistance and convergence into the body and voice of one man trying to find his balance in an unstable world. Moving between Britain and Bangladesh, Khan weaves threads of experience and myth into a surreal world of surprising connection.

This film follows Akram and his production team at each stage of the creative process, beginning with a research trip to Bangladesh as they gradually develop a visual and sonic celebration of one man's desire to reconnect with his heritage.

6 x dance rehearsals

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into creation of dance 11 Dec 2012
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This dvd gave a fascinating insight to the development of a very personal dance piece, showing the emotional and aesthetic impact of Akram Khan's family background in Bangladesh and the tensions between Bangladeshi and British culture. It is very well filmed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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Amazing dancing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!! 9 April 2014
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I did see this amazing show live but am so glad I bought this DVD, it was really good to see how the dance came to be. It was quite an emotional journey & it made me cry. Highly recommended.
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