Akram Khan

"For any of my works, the research & development process is absolutely crucial. By providing three UK-based dance artists with R&D periods and support, I want to help them further deepen their practice and strengthen their own voice. I want to develop a sense of collective and thought-provoking mentorship where artists are given a chance to investigate and invest a much-needed creative and critical space within a challenging context for the arts."

In his role as Sky Arts Ambassador, Akram Khan and the Akram Khan Company (AKC) have developed an Artist-development programme to provide support and mentoring to three UK-based dance artists. This 6-month programme will give them the rare opportunity to investigate stories and themes from their own work as part of a research & development (R&D) phase, before delving into their creative process.

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