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