Led by legendary contemporary dancer Akram Khan, AKDC creates innovative productions which challenge audiences in their understanding of human interaction and cultures. AKDC unites people around the universal language of dance, mixing traditional Eastern dances with modern, global disciplines. Akram Khan travels with his productions around the world, providing training and education to local aspiring artists.
In keeping with the Foundation’s philosophy to support local communities where it invests its endowment, the Foundation was proud to sponsor AKDC’s Brazilian six-show tour in October 2011. Subsidised tickets were available to encourage audiences from all socio-economic backgrounds, culminating in the finale where tickets were available for R$1 (around 30p) each.