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Kadamati Kadamati | Photo: Kios Miah

Kadamati

Akram Khan Company

A large-scale free outdoor dance performance, Kadamati brings together hundreds of local dancers in a grand gesture of unity outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To coincide with Akram Khan’s XENOS, 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, Edinburgh International Festival, Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtre de la Ville in Paris will collaborate on a community project for hundreds of dancers across two cities. 

Choreographed by Khan, Kadamati draws on themes of identity, migration, connection and hope and will mark the end of the First World War. In Edinburgh, Kadamati brings together hundreds of local dancers in a grand gesture of unity outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The event will make up part of the programme for the Edinburgh International Culture Summit.

Commissioned by 14–18 NOW: WWI Centenary Art Commissions


Watch the video of the performance that took place on 22 August 2018 below:

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Please contact Palace of Holyroodhouse direct on +44(0) 303 123 7306 to request audio description of the event

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Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Kadamati was originally commissioned for Big Dance

22 August 2018

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • 6.15 pm (6mins approx)

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