‘Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism’ by Royona Mitra

Dr Royona Mitra’s new book ‘Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism’, published by Palgrave Macmillan in the ‘New World Choreographies’ series, edited by Professors Rachel Fensham and Peter Boenisch has just been published and is available here.

Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism analyses the relationship between this seminal British-Asian choreographer’s complex identity-positions and his art through the lens of ‘new interculturalism’. Through seven key case studies from Khan’s oeuvre, this book demonstrates how Khan’s philosophy and aesthetic of ‘new interculturalism’ is a challenge to the 1980s predominantly western ‘intercultural theatre’ project, as a more nuanced and embodied approach to representing Othernesses, from his own position of the Other. Additionally, the book challenges popular perception of Khan’s art as contemporary South Asian dance by suggesting that, instead, Khan uses South Asian dramaturgical principles to transform the western contemporary dance landscape in intercultural ways. Offering the first full-length investigation of Akram Khan’s work, this book is essential reading for students, researchers, practitioners and fans of Khan’s work.”

There is a 50% discount code available for the book, valid only until the end of this week, Friday 10 July 2015. To order your copy at this discounted price, please quote code PM15FIFTY. Please also see Palgrave’s terms and conditions attached to this voucher code: http://www.palgrave.com/…/Palgrave-discount-codes-terms-an…/ .