Akram Khan Company: Until The Lions

As one of the dance world’s most respected figures, Khan has created an influential body of work, collaborating with an impressive range of performers and artists including Juliette Binoche, Sylvie Guillem, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Nitin Sawhney. Khan’s work for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was met with unanimous acclaim. For his debut on the Roundhouse stage, Khan has adapted part of poet Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, an original reworking of the epic Mahabharata. Combining the Indian classical dance form kathak with contemporary dance, Until the Lions will explore themes of gender and sexuality, and the changes that time forces on the body in what is set to be his most spectacular production to date. For this very special work, Khan will reunite with some of the artistic collaborators behind his Olivier Award winning production DESH including visual artist Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls, writer Karthika NaÏr and dramaturge Ruth Little. Over 12s only. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted. Running time approximately 1 hour with no interval. Times subject to change. You will receive a best available ticket on the night, subject to availability, with a face value of at least £15. Please note: whilst the partner will endeavour to seat parties together, this may not always be possible. Image credit: Richard Haughton.


Roundhouse, Camden

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