Extreme Combat: The Dancer and the Fighter

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Christian Collerton
Director: Christian Collerton
Cast: Akram Khan
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 60 min.
Age: 18+

The film documents Akram Khan in the world of mixed martial arts

Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Akram Khan's work is infused with a dynamic force that often verges on the violent. But when it comes to considering actual physical violence, Khan's stomach churns at the very thought. So why is he looking to hang out at gyms and meet three Mixed Martial Arts fighters whose number one aim is to beat the living bejesus out of their opponents, through a mix of kicks, punches and grapples?