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Akram Khan

1 of 2 portraits of Akram Khan

Akram Khan, by Darvish Fakhr, 2008 - NPG 6847 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Akram Khan

by Darvish Fakhr
composite of 9 panels in oil, 2008
19 5/8 in. x 19 5/8 in. (500 mm x 500 mm) each
Commissioned with help from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Jerwood Portrait Commission, 2008
Primary Collection
NPG 6847


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  • Akram Khan (1974-), Dancer and choreographer. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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In this portrait, Khan is shown performing his own interpretation of the nine rasa, or emotions, that underpin all Indian classical dance forms - love, comedy, kindness, heroism, fury, terror, disgust, wonder and tranquillity.

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