Sun 26 February 2017 (17h00), Mon 27 February 2017 (20h30)

Until the lions




Akram Khan comes back to the Quartz with a new creation as an introduction to DañsFabrik. Along with four musicians and two female dancers. He reconnects with the kathak, a traditional Indian dance, for which he is the undisputed master and which he magnifies with his grace and dexterity.

Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. In just over fifteen years he has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the arts in the UK and abroad. His reputation has been built on the success of imaginative, highly accessible and relevant productions.
Khan’s work is recognised as being profoundly moving, in which his intelligently crafted storytelling is effortlessly intimate and epic. Described by the Financial Times as an artist “who speaks tremendously of tremendous things”, a recent highlight of his career was the creation of a section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony that was received with unanimous acclaim.
Khan has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career including the Laurence Olivier Award, the Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Award), the prestigious ISPA (International Society for the Performing Arts) Distinguished Artist Award, the Fred and Adele Astaire Award, the Herald Archangel Award at the Edinburgh International Festival, the South Bank Sky Arts Award and six Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Khan was awarded an MBE for services to dance in 2005. He is also an Honorary Graduate of Roehampton and De Montfort Universities, as well as University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban.
In just over sixteen years, Akram Khan Company has established itself as one of the foremost innovative dance companies in the world.
Embracing an artistic vision that both respects and challenges Indian kathak form and contemporary dance, Akram Khan has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed work that ranges from classical and modern solos to artist-to-artist collaborations and company productions.
The Company has a major international presence and enjoys busy tours that reach out to many cultures and peoples across the globe.

infos pratiques

Le Quartz, Grand Théâtre

Plein Tarif 28€ / Carte Quartz 20€ / Abonné 18€ / Carte Quartz+/Abonné+ 14€



Directeur artistique, chorégraphe Akram Khan

Concept narratif, scénario et texte Karthika Naïr
Conception visuelle Tim Yip
Conception lumière Michael Hulls
Musique originale composée par Vincenzo Lamagna en collaboration avec Sohini Alam, David Azurza, Yaron Engler, Akram Khan, Christine Joy Ritter
Dramaturgie Ruth Little
Assistante de direction Sasha Milavic Davies
Assistant chorégraphe Jose Agudo
Voix-off Kathryn Hunter

Danseurs Ching-Ying Chien, Christine Joy Ritter, Rianto
Musiciens Sohini Alam, Gabriel Diaz Cuesta, Joseph Ashwin, Norman Jankowski

Producteur Farooq Chaudhry
Directeur technique Richard Fagan
Assistant à la création décor & réalisation technique Sander Loonen

Coordinateur technique John Valente
Régisseur plateau Marek Pomocki
Ingénieur lumière Ryan Dell
Ingénieur son Julien Deloison
Technicien Chris Clarke
Assistante à la création costumes & réalisation des costumes Peggy Housset
Modèle de tête conçu et réalisé par Blind Summit
Coordinatrice de résidence et de tournée Mashitah Omar

Cette création est une adaptation partielle du recueil Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, une réécriture en vers du Mahabharata par Karthika Naïr (éditions HarperCollins India, 2015 / Arc Publications - Royaume-Uni, 2016)

Production initiée par le Réseau international 360º de lieux artistiques circulaires

Créé en résidence à Sadler’s Wells (Londres) et Curve (Leicester).

Coproduit par 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 Wolfsburg, Brighton Festival 2016, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens - centre européen de création et de production, Concertgebouw Brugge, manège, scène nationale - reims, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Romaeuropa Festival, Curve Leicester

Partenariat COLAS / Akram Khan Company

Créé avec le généreux soutien de The Quercus Trust

Akram Khan Company est soutenue par Arts Council England.

Akram Khan est artiste associé à Sadler’s Wells (Londres) et Curve (Leicester).

Remerciements spéciaux à Marcus Davey, Alistair Spalding, Nikolai Foster et l’équipe de Curve, Philippe Bachman, Hervé Le Bouc, Sophie Sadeler, Béatrice Abeille-¬Robin, Lady Angela Bernstein, Mr. & Mrs. Khan, Yuko Khan, Saju Hari, Mavin Khoo, Ushma William, Siddhartha Bose, Jayne Stevens, Louisa Robey, Bethany Storie, Pei-¬‐Shan Su, Verona Rhamanan, Natalie Roberts.

Akram Khan tient à remercier toute l’équipe d’Akram Khan Company: Lindsey Dear, Jan Hart, Richard Fagan, Mashitah Omar, Céline Gaubert, Florian Stagliano, Clare Cody-Richardson, Amy Sharkey, Hannah Patel.

Akram Khan Company est représentée en France par Sarah Ford/ Quaternaire,
Relations presse : matilde incerti,
Coordination du partenariat COLAS / Akram Khan Company : Béatrice Abeille-Robin