Think Tank Akram Khan

Artistic innovation needs space and time as well as stimulating and challenging encounters. The think tank set up by KfW Stiftung provides such a platform for international artists, cultural producers and scholars from a wide range of disciplines to meet and interact, to experiment and explore possibilities of new connections and alignments. The intense three-day meeting takes place in Frankfurt in spring 2017.


Akram Khan, one of the world’s most celebrated and respected dancers and choreographers, is the artistic director of the think tank. In addition to sharing his ideas of the body in today’s digitalised, globalised reality, he will be discussing with the participants the role of mythology from a transcultural perspective. 

Talk with Akram Khan and Seloua Luste Boulbina, professor of philosophy and researcher at Université Paris Diderot 

Hosted by Nicola Müllerschön, KfW Stiftung 


Friday, 31 March 2017, 7pm
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Free admission

Disarming the Gods:

  • A Think Tank with Akram Khan: Video
  • Short Version Video



Think Tank
Think Tank


  • Seloua Luste Boulbina, Philosophin
  • Carla Zaccagnini, Künstlerin
  • Prajakta Potnis, Künstlerin
  • Nget Rady, Tänzer
  • Vincenzo Lamagna, Komponist
  • Konstandina Efthimiadou, Tänzerin
  • Jordan Tannahill, Schriftsteller
  • Adam Smith, Regisseur
  • Jerome Lewis, Anthropologe
  • Khvay Samnang, Künstler

Programme Management

Daniela Leykam

Photo credits:

All Images: Source: KfW Stiftung, Author / Photographer: Katrin Schilling