Akram Khan’s Avignon debut: ‘Mankind is the devil, really’

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The acclaimed dancer and choreographer Akram Khan tells us why his latest creation is full of rage, as “Outwitting the Devil” dazzles visitors to Avignon’s annual theatre festival. He speaks to FRANCE 24’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear about shifting from a life on stage to one in which he’s creating performances from afar, and why the notion of “high art” is rubbish. We also check in with some of the other productions taking theatre-goers on epic journeys at the festival’s 73rd edition.

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