Akram Khan Company - 'Until the Lions' European tour 2017

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Various locations, France

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 19:00 to Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 20:00
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“As in many myths, the female characters are often the unsung heroes, the figures of strength and imagination and endurance. It is their unsung stories in particular that still haunt me today.” – Akram Khan

Award-winning choreographer and dancer Akram Khan presents his latest full-length production, Until the Lions. In this partial adaptation of poet Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, an original reworking of the epic Mahabharata, Khan uses kathak and contemporary dance 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.

In an epic theatrical piece, Khan explores the notion and the physical expression of gender, bringing together some of the stellar artistic team behind his solo DESH: writer Karthika Naïr, visual artist Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little.

This piece features formidable performances by Rianto, Ching-Ying Chien, and Christine Joy Ritter, as well as and four live musicians.

Ching-Ying Chien is the 2016 National Dance Award winner for 'Outstanding Female Performance'  (Modern) 

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Théâtre de Champ Fleuri, 2 Rue du Théâtre, Sainte-Clotilde 97495, Reunion
Le Quai, Cale de la Savatte, Angers, 49100
Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau, Avenue Victor Hugo, Sète, 34200
Le Quartz, Square Beethoven, 60 Rue du Château, Brest, 29210
Grand Théâtre de Reims, 1 Rue de Vesle, Reims, 51100
National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, Wrocław, 50-071
Les Gémeaux, 49 Avenue Georges Clemenceau, Sceaux, 92330
Théâtre-Sénart, Scène nationale, 8 Allée de la Mixité, Lieusaint, 77127
Festspielhaus Bregenz, Platz der Wr. Symphoniker 1, Bregenz, 6900
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07 February 2017 to 11 February 2017

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, SAINTE CLOTILDE, SAINT-DENIS, Reunion

Théâtre de Champ Fleuri, Réunion
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16 February 2017, 20:30

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, ANGERS

Le Quai, ANGERS, France
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21 February 2017, 20:30

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, SETE

Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau, SETE, France
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22 February 2017, 19:00

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, SETE

Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau, SETE, France
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26 February 2017, 17:00

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, BREST

Le Quartz, Brest, France
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27 February 2017, 20:30

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, BREST

Le Quartz, Brest, France
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03 March 2017 to 04 March 2017

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, REIMS

Le manège, scène nationale-reims, France
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08 March 2017, 19:00

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, WROCLAW

National Forum of Music, Wrocław, Poland
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10 April 2017, 17:00

CHOTTO DESH, Akram Khan Company - Belgrade Dance Festival/BELGRADE

Theater Atelier 212, Serbia
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21 April 2017 to 23 April 2017

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, SCEAUX

Les Gémeaux, Sceaux, France
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05 May 2017 to 06 May 2017

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, LIEUSAINT

Théâtre-Sénart, Lieusaint, France
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11 May 2017 to 13 May 2017

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, LODZ

Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Łódź, Poland
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27 May 2017, 20:00

Akram Khan Company - Until the Lions, BREGNEZ

Festspielhaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
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