Last night Zafferano hosted 10 of London’s most creative party designers at the Camden Roundhouse for the acclaimed contemporary dance production ‘Until The Lions’ by award-winning Choreographer Akram Khan. In this new production, Khan re-tells an epic Sanskrit story combining the Indian classical dance form Kathak with contemporary dance, to spellbinding effect.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of any Roundhouse performance is the space itself. Once a 19th century railway turntable, this circular arena has staged great performances ‘in the round’ for the last 50 years. This format allows performers to interact with their audience at every level and transcends the limits of the traditional theatre auditorium. Like many great Roundhouse shows, ‘Until The Lions’ engages its audience with visceral dance, incandescent music, and subtle, yet impactful staging.
Interspersed within an eclectic artistic programme, the Roundhouse also frees itself up for around 60 nights each year for private events ranging from dinners, conferences and parties for up to 1800 guests; these have included the London Music Awards presented by Boris Johnson, and Samuel Jackson’s ‘One For The Boys’ Charity Gala.
‘Until The Lions’ is an unforgettable reminder of The Roundhouse’s unique potential as a ‘performance’ space, not only for immersive theatre, but also for show-stopping events.