Akram Khan launches new podcast with guests from the world of dance

Award-winning dancer, choreographer and director Akram Khan explores the transformative power of movement in a brand-new podcast.

From Marquee TV and Tandem Productions, Move to Live features top actors, artists, musicians and dancers, revealing how movement fuels their creativity and wellbeing in a series of insightful conversations.

Guests talking to Akram include actor Andy Serkis, artist and stage designer Es Devlin, musician and author Izzy Judd, actor Khalid Abdalla, Principal of the Royal Ballet Francesca Hayward, and actress and director Kathryn Hunter.

The first episode also features Akram himself, interviewed by Marquee TV’s Director of Content Susannah Simons, exploring his philosophies around movement, how it helps him communicate, and his concerns for future generations if dance and movement continue to be neglected in the school curriculum.

Akram Khan said: “As a dancer, choreographer and director, I’ve made movement my life’s work. I’m fascinated by how the way we move affects the way we live, and how the way we live shapes our movement.

“I’ve loved having this opportunity to explore this on the podcast with some truly wonderful guests, and hope it inspires others to think more about their relationship to movement and dance.”

Susannah Simons, Director of Content at Marquee TV added: “It’s been wonderful to work with Akram on this new podcast and to explore the importance of movement in all our lives, and we’re so pleased to have been able to help him develop this other strand to his career.

“Whether they choose to listen by audio podcast or watch on Marquee TV, I hope audiences enjoy these enlightening conversations with some fascinating people.”

The podcast also represents another strand of a successful collaboration between Akram Khan and Marquee TV; his work Giselle for the English National Ballet is one of the most popular dance titles on the platform, and he was recently a guest curator on Marquee TV, putting together a collection of his favourite titles.

The first episode of Move to Live will be available on all podcast platforms and Marquee TV from 5 June, with future episodes released each Wednesday until 24 July.

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