Akram Khan Company — Until the Lions

9 - 24 Jan 2016

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Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH

WORLD PREMIERE 

★★★★ "This is a little firecracker of a show, one that really stays with you and grows in the memory"
THE TELEGRAPH
★★★★ "It's a thrilling piece, which shows off Khan at his off-kilter storytelling best"
TIME OUT

Until the Lions is a brand new, full-length production from award-winning choreographer and dancer Akram Khan. Until the Lions will see Khan make his debut on the Roundhouse stage in what is set to be one of his most spectacular works.

★★★★ "With this arresting take on an episode from the Mahabharata, Khan creates an epic theatrical space and a battleground"
THE GUARDIAN

Adapting from poet Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions, an original reworking of the epic Mahabharata, Khan uses kathak to tell the tale of Amba - a princess abducted on her wedding day and stripped of her honour, who invokes the gods to seek revenge. This dramatic new work explores themes of gender and sexuality, and changes that time forces on the body.

★★★★ "Breathtaking theatricality"
THE STAGE

For this very special piece, Khan reunites with some of the artistic collaborators behind his hugely successful DESH including writer Karthika Naïr, visual artist Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls, and dramaturge Ruth Little.

★★★★ "Khan's choreography is a prowling, painful, pungent blend of Indian kathak and western contemporary dance"
THE TIMES
This production is a partial adaptation of Until the Lions, a retelling in verse of the Mahabharata by Karthika Naïr (published by HarperCollins India & Arc Publications, UK)
The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells

 

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Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH