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Until the Lions

Akram Khan Company

dance
Thu 01 Dec 2016 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by vzw Stella Rossa - Gloria Carlier 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.20

Standard €17.00 - €33.00

Reduction -26 €8.50 - €16.50

Reduction rate 60+ €14.45 - €28.05

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

Audience favourite Akram Khan tackles gender and sexuality, in his own inimitable dance style

Akram Khan - curator of December Dance 11 and a welcome guest in Bruges - has to be part of any festival that focuses on the British dance scene. During the Belgian premiere of this Concertgebouw coproduction, Khan himself took to the stage! In Until the Lions the now 41-year old dancer-choreographer tackles the changing body: from young to old, from man to woman. Gender and sexuality were long taboo topics for Khan, who was given a traditional upbringing in England by his Bengali parents. But now that he is older, he is finally able to focus on such issues. He does so via his very own dance style: a mix of classical Indian Kathak and contemporary dance. An important source of inspiration was Karthika Nair’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, particularly the story of Amba, who is undergoing a transformation. For this production Khan has reunited part of the team with whom he made his award-winning DESH: visual artist Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturge Ruth Little.

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With music by Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna) in collaboration with Sohini Alam, David Azurza, Yaron Engler, Akram Khan & Christine Joy Ritter

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With music by Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna) in collaboration with Sohini Alam, David Azurza, Yaron Engler...

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executives

Akram Khan: direction & choreography
Karthika Nair: narrative concept, text & scenario
Tim Yip: scenography & visual design
Akram Khan, Ching-Ying Chien & Christine Joy Ritter: dance
Sohini Alam, David Azurza, Yaron Engler, Vincenzo Lamagna: live music
Michael Hulls: lighting design
Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna), in collaboration with Sohini Alam, David Azurza, Yaron Engler, Akram Khan, Christine Joy Ritter: original score
Ruth Little: dramaturgy
Sasha Milavic Davies: assistant director
Jose Agudo: assistant choreographer
Kathryn Hunter: voice-over
Farooq Chaudhry: producer

Production: Akram Khan Company, during residencies at Sadler's Wells, London, and Curve, Leicester
Coproduction: Roundhouse/Sadler’s Wells, London, MC2: Grenoble, La Comète Châlons-en-Champagne, Théâtre de la Ville/La Villette Paris, Danse Danse/TOHU Montréal, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, New Vision Arts Festival Hong Kong, Taipei Performing Arts Center, Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Brighton Festival 2016, Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, Concertgebouw Brugge, Le Manège de Reims - Scène nationale, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Romaeuropa Festival, Curve Leicester
Sponsored by COLAS
Created with the support of The Quercus Trust
Supported by Arts Council England

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Akram Khan: direction & choreography
Karthika Nair: narrative concept, text & scenario
Tim Yip: scenography &...

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partners

Cultuurcentrum Brugge

Thu 01 Dec 2016 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by vzw Stella Rossa - Gloria Carlier 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.20

Standard €17.00 - €33.00

Reduction -26 €8.50 - €16.50

Reduction rate 60+ €14.45 - €28.05

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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