In-I & Jubilations: Coming To The Southbank Soon

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By Lindsey Last edited 113 months ago
In-I & Jubilations: Coming To The Southbank Soon
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Akram Khan & Juliette Binoche by roll the dice

We were fortunate to be in the company of the beautiful people on Friday when actress Juliette Binoche and dance star Akram Khan revealed their upcoming Franco-British collaboration for the National Theatre.

The project - In-I - is under wraps in the sense that it's still being made but will see a dance theatre performance of some kind, vaguely based on personal experiences of love hit the National Theatre stage in September. Binoche is learning to dance whilst Khan, is un-learning, in order to create with her. Both artists admit this is a risky adventure but, whatever the substance of the outcome, with specially composed music and set design by Anish Kapoor, this promises to be a very special, intensely personal and genre defying event.

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Akram Khan, Juliette Binoche & Anish Kapoor by roll the dice

Parallel to In-I, Jubilations will be running at the BFI next door. A retrospective of Binoche's distinguished film career with an exhibition of her portrait paintings of film directors in the BFI's new gallery space. Yes, we'd hate this multi-talented woman if she wasn't so blatantly lovely in person.

Tickets for In-I go on sale 25 July for performances from 6 September - 19 October. Jubilations is at BFI Southbank 1 September - 5 October.

Last Updated 07 July 2008