A Curve Co-Production

Until The Lions



Following a residency at Curve in July 2015, award-winning choreographer and dancer Akram Khan returns with his brand new, full-length production, Until the Lions.

In this partial adaptation of poet Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, an original reworking of the epic Mahabharata, Khan uses kathak and contemporary dance to tell the tale of Amba, a princess abducted on her wedding day and stripped of her honour, who invokes the gods to seek revenge. Bringing together some of the original team from his acclaimed solo DESH, Khan wants to explore the notion and the physical expression of gender.

Until the Lions is set to be one of Khan’s most startling and spectacular works to date, in which he will perform alongside two of his company dancers and four musicians.

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour (no interval)


Before the performance on Fri 4 Nov, we’ve teamed up with De Montfort University to offer a session in conversation with Akram about his work and his relationship with Leicester. The event is free of charge and will be held at 12pm at the University. To find out more, or to book your place, click here.


£32.50* – £14.50*

 Under 16s
£5 off for 16 – 26 yrs
£2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed
£15 Under 18s school groups
£20 for Groups 10+
15% off for Members
241 Tickets for Members on Thu 3 Nov

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Created by the Akram Khan Dance Company

Produced during a residency at Curve

Visual Artist: Tim Yip

Dramaturg: Ruth Little

Lighting Designer: Michael Hulls

Assistant Choreographer: Jose Agudo

Composer: Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna)

Assistant Director: Sasha Milavic Davies

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