Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan in In I at BAM, September 2009. Photo by Richard J. Goldstein.
On and off, the stage has two primary directions: one may enter; one may exit. Questions of how to fill the stage and how to empty it/take it apart are probably the two most fundamental questions of theater. Choreographer Akram Khan finds that “the more you fill it with something the more you take away from something else.” Collaboration provides a way for him to find that balance collectively. In his latest collaborative dance piece In I, Akram Khan invites actress Juliette Binoche to dance out a highly charged romance against a pared down domestic theater set by Anish Kapoor. For Khan, dance provides a means to not only reveal, but to relive personal experience on stage.
BOMB On the Inside: On the Scene is a series of multi-media discussions with artists on creative vision. The audio was edited by Elise Oh.