Akram Khan
Akram Khan, Olga Smirnova, Jeffrey Cirio © Andrea Guermani
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MART presents the Research and Development for a new creation by one of the most celebrated choreographers of international dance — Akram Khan.

Akram Khan is working on his first full-length duet specifically for classical ballet dancers, inspired by an Indian epic and seen through a contemporary lens. MART produces this outstanding production that will be performed by remarkable artists — Olga Smirnova, Principal with Dutch National Ballet, and Jeffrey Cirio, Principal with Boston Ballet. The world premiere of the work is planned for 2025.

The Research and Development takes place at the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy — Orsolina28. Orsolina Art Foundation, a co-producer of the work, has transformed into a creative laboratory where artistic ideas are born and brought to life.

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