Until the Lions

June 15 - 18, 2017

Luminato presents an Akram Khan Company production.

Creator(s): Akram Khan Karthika Naïr
Choreographer(s): Akram Khan
Composer(s): Vincenzo Lamagna in collaboration with Sohini Alam, David Azurza, Yaron Engler, Akram Khan, Christine Joy Ritter

directed by:
Akram Khan

Akram Khan
Ching-Ying Chien
Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Four Musicians

On the day she’s set to choose her husband, the princess Amba is abducted by Bheeshma and stripped of her honour. With her chances for love and marriage thwarted, Amba rises up and invokes the gods to seek revenge. This partial adaptation of Karthika Naïr’s Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, fusing Indian kathak, contemporary dance, and live music to give life to Amba’s tale, exploring the physical expression of gender.

This is a little firecracker of a show, one that really stays with you and grows in the memory.


A rugged, whirling mixture of kathak and contemporary dance ... hard to resist


Upcoming Performances

No performances scheduled.