The Music Center On Location: Until the Lions
October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-7
Reimagine history with this primal tale of the strength and endurance of the female spirit.
This U.S. premiere presentation of Until the Lions by The Music Center On Location takes audiences offsite beyond The Music Center’s campus for the first time in the history of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. This production will be held in the round at The Culver Studios in Culver City, CA, where many of Hollywood’s golden age classics were filmed.
Performed by AKRAM KHAN COMPANY
An ancient Indian epic reimagined through the eyes of women, Until the Lions is award-winning choreographer and dancer Akram Khan’s powerful take of poet Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata. The title of the piece borrows from a popular African proverb, “Until the lions have their own historian, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
The story explores the notion and physical expression of gender with the tale of Princess Amba, who, after being abducted on her wedding day and stripped of her honor, invokes the gods to seek revenge. Using kathak, a classical Indian dance, as well as contemporary dance forms, Khan electrifies the stage with raw, powerful emotions balanced by moments of sublime tenderness.
Khan performs alongside two remarkable female dancers, Ching-Ying Chien and Joy Alpuerto Ritter, and four live musicians: singers Sohini Alam and David Azurza, percussionist Yaron Engler and composer Joseph Ashwin. Visual artist Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little help bring to life this epic theatrical piece.
THE CULVER STUDIOS
OCTOBER 18 – 21, 2017
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