DANCE DRAMA: Akram Khan; and (below) in a scene from Xenos
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POLITICAL PIECE IS AKRAM’S FINAL SOLO SHOW BRITISH ASIAN choreographer Akram Khan has drawn on his roots for the final solo dance performance of his career, with a show that pays tribute to Indi­an soldiers who fought in the First World War. Xenos – which means stranger in Greek – opens with two musi­cians on stage, playing an inter­pretation of Indian music in a festive atmosphere. Dressed for a performance, a dancer arrives, stumbling. The lights flicker, the music stalls and the dancer, a former soldier, is overcome by memories of war. For the show, which Khan cho­reographed and stars…