— Akram Khan Company (@AkramKhanLive) October 23, 2017. “Until the Lions” focuses on Amba, a princess abducted on her wedding day and exiled from her community. Imploring the gods to help her seek revenge on the prince Bhishma, she spends her life seeking justice (which in the Mahabharata she attains in the next life as the warrior Shikhandi). In a moment when so many women are coming forward with stories of abuse, “Until the Lions” seems powerfully topical as well as timeless. Khan cautions that mythology shouldn’t “be taken literally. It was meant to be metaphorical. But metaphorically and literally, it does reflect society today. When my daughter was born in 2013, there was a moment when I thought, what would it be like to imagine the world through her eyes? And it was quite disturbing. That’s something I wanted to get at in this piece.”.
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“For the Beauty of the Earth”: Holiday concert presented by Ragazzi Boys Chorus; Dec 1-9, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Francisco; $29-$32 general, $12-$15 children; 650-342-8785, www.ragazzi.org. Kitka: The acclaimed women’s choir presents annual concert “Wintersongs,” featuring traditional and spiritual Eastern European songs; Dec. 2-21 in Menlo Park, Santa Cruz, San Rafael, Oakland and San Francisco; $10-$40; www.kitka.org. Mission Peak Chamber Singers: 33rd holiday concert includes holiday staples new and old; 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 4 p.m. Dec. 2; Old Mission, Fremont; $15-$20; www.chambersingers.org.
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