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The Divine Axis of Akram Khan

Akram Khan's "Vertical Road"

The west coast premiere of “Vertical Road” at CAP UCLA’s Royce Hall this week had some vocal public detractors, which surprised me. Khan is one of the most promising and original voices on the dance landscape right now, and the only one who’s creating a completely new dance lexicon. Though its still relatively early in his career, Kahn already belongs on the list of seminal modern dance choreographers, probably the first since Merce Cunningham to truly redraw and revitalize movement with forms never before seen. And "Vertical Road" may be his … [Read more...]

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