Dancing at its Finest

Akram Khan Company: Until the Lions.

Wimbledon-born Khan has enjoyed a dream career, from dancing with Peter Brook’s Shakespeare company at 13, to choreographing for Kylie; performing at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, to receiving an MBE for services to dance. Suffice to say, his return to the Roundhouse will be incredibly special.

Adapted from Karthika Naïr’s Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, this breathtaking dance production explores gender and time in a battle for justice and liberty.

He expands: “As in many myths, the female characters are often the unsung heroes, the figures of strength and imagination and endurance. It is their unsung stories in particular that still haunt me today.”

11-17 Jan | Roundhouse

Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (roundhouse.org.uk)