​Akram Khan, the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, returns to his roots to create his first full-length contemporary dance solo “DESH”, inspired by his home country of Bangladesh.

“DESH”, meaning homeland in Bengali, is a deeply personal exploration of the power of the human spirit in the face of natural adversity. Created after a year of research both in the UK and Bangladesh and performed during the year Bangladesh celebrates the 40th anniversary of its independence from Pakistan, DESH draws together multiple tales of land, nation and resistance that converge into the body and voice of one man trying to find balance in an unstable world.

We installed a grid above the performing area that can be lowered all the way to the ground. The performing artists used this grid to give an extra dimension to the show. Not only they performed on the stage floor but also hanging on the grid while it’s being lowered or raised by our moving hoists.

We delivered eight, 500kg moving hoists for the DESH show. Hidden in the ceiling, the performers used them like no one else has done before…

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