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Until the Lions


  • Canadian Opera Company 227 Front Street East Toronto, ON, M5A 1E8 Canada (map)

On the day she’s set to choose her husband, the princess Amba is abducted by Bheeshma and stripped of her honour. With her chances for love and marriage thwarted, Amba rises up and invokes the gods to seek revenge. This partial adaptation of Karthika Naïr’s Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, a collection of poetry about the overlooked female characters in the Sanskrit epic poem the Mahabharata, fuses Indian kathak, contemporary dance, and live music to give life to Amba’s tale, exploring the physical expression of gender.

Earlier Event: June 15
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