Akram Khan Company - Danse DanseFrom March 17 To 25 2017 Until the Lions TOHU
- Type of Event - Dance
- Presenter/Producer - Danse Danse
- Hall - TOHU
Akram Khan Company (London)
Until the Lions
Length : 1 h
Meet the artists : March 17 and 24
A solar, spirited and magnetic dancer, Akram Khan will be transforming the circular stage of TOHU into a shrine for legend. Performed on an amazing tree trunk stage set, he tells the tale of the princess Amba, who invokes the gods to seek revenge after being abducted from her betrothal ceremony and stripped of her honour. Two dancers and four musicians accompany him in this partial adaptation of poet Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, an original reworking of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Once again he commingles kathak, a traditional Indian dance form, with contemporary dance, a distinctive feature of this choreographer. Feet, hands, face… The entire body is engaged in this virtuoso dance which combines flexibility, precision, speed, slowness, fluidity and absolute presence. Assisted by a team of veteran artists, Until the Lions offers a brilliant retelling of an age-old story.
The Akram Khan Company show will be presented at TOHU 2345, Jarry East, Montreal H1Z 4P3.
A co-production of Danse Danse, TOHU and Theatres 360°.
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