Until the Lions
Akram Khan Company
"Lean, thrilling and beautiful."
Acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan brings the full range of his artistry to bear in his newest work, Until the Lions, based on the ancient epic Mahabharata, using both Indian kathak and modern dance in a tale of transformation and justice exacted by a bride abducted on her wedding day. Rianto, a dancer personally selected by Akram Khan for the lead role, performs with two female dancers and four musicians to tell the bride’s story in a powerful departure from the normally male-centered ancient epic.