„One of the most highly appreciated artists of our times, creator of extremely successful productions including resounding names, such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sylvie Guillem, Israel Galván, Juliette Binoche; the mastermind behind the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, Akram Khan is awarded a Star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his huge imaginative force which has led to creations unique in the world.”
„Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated dance artists today, building his reputation on the success of imaginative, highly accessible and profoundly moving productions such as XENOS, Until the Lions, Kaash, DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees. Khan’s choreography is the embodiment of shared exploration across multiple disciplines and cultures. His collaborations include world class dance artists such as Sylvie Guillem, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Israel Galván, visual artists Tim Yip, Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, and music artists Nitin Sawhney, Kylie Minogue and Florence and the Machine. A highlight of his career was the creation of a section for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony that was received with unanimous acclaim. Khan’s baptism into the ballet world was in 2014, as part of English National Ballet’s triptych Lest we Forget. His award-winning piece Dust pathed the way to making the critically acclaimed reimaging of Giselle and is currently in creation for Creature, his second full-length collaboration with the company premiering April 2020."