Start date: 9 Jan 2016
End date: 24 Jan 2016
Venue: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Venue address: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, United Kingdom
Box office: 0300 6789 222
Multi award-winning choreographer and dancer Akram Khan MBE will present the world premiere of Until the Lions – his highly anticipated new full length production at the Roundhouse.
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 taken inspiration from the epic tale 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.
POST SHOW TALK – Sat 16 Jan.
Akram Khan in conversation with dramaturg Ruth Little. Free for ticket holders for that evening’s performance.