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Breathless Puppets by Akram Khan and Naaman Azhari

Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2022 presents

Breathless Puppets


by Akram Khan and Naaman Azhari

Country: United Kingdom | Running Time: 16 | Language: English  | Year Of Release: 2021

About Breathless Puppets

Forced apart in childhood by the expectations of their cultures and the disapproval of their fathers, two men with a passion for dance reconnect through the tragedy of the pandemic. Choreographed by Akram Khan and directed by Naaman Azhari, this powerful short film uses rotoscope animation, created by hand-drawing over live action footage.

Naaman Ahzari – Co-creator, Writer, Director & Animator
Akram Khan – Co- Creator & Choreographer
Anna Moutrey – Producer
Vincenzo Lamagna – Composer
Hannes Langolf – Co-Choreographer
Mavin Khoo – Rehearsal Director
Aisheshek Magauina – Assistant Animator
Surenee Somchit – Stage Manager
Olivia Sudjic – Literary Consultant
Kelsey Rushworth – Sound Recordist
Akram Khan – Karim
Hannes Langolf – Nick
Ashton Hall – Young Nick
Robbie Ordona – Young Karim
Surenee Somchit – Stage Manager/Nurse
Celine Gaubert – Extras
Graham Cutting – Extras
Mark Noble – Extras

Series commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Théâtre du Châtelet and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Breathless Puppets is also commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. Series produced by Manchester International Festival.

About Akram Khan and Naaman Azhari

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 Outwitting the Devil, 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.

About The Festival

The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) is an annual event showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. The 7th annual festival will focus on work for the screen created by theatre artists during the Time of Corona. The festival will be held digitally from March 1st – 15th 2022.

Watch Breathless Puppets from March 1st to March 15th 2022 on the Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) website.

Read more about Akram Khan and Naaman Azhari and Breathless Puppets at (https://mif.co.uk) or get in touch at info@mif.co.uk / @AkramKhanLive, @NaamanTells, @MIFestival

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