PERFORMANCE: Greater than Lion

by the Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre

Friday 10 September 7pm  – last tickets
Saturday 11 September 7 pm – last tickets

Post-performance supper  Bookings

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DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Students of Rambert School please apply the booking code when purchasing


FREE BUS To and from London on Saturday night:

Depart: 3.30pm Sadlers Wells , 4.30pm Rambert School,

7pm arrive Messums Wiltshire

Depart 10.30pm, arrive Rambert midnight, Sadlers 12.30/1am

Please email to reserve a seat


On Sunday 12 September we are hosting a dance workshop for young and aspiring dancers or those experiencing dance for the first time.

Free to enter but book a place to attend as places are limited.

We are very grateful to Belinda and Andrew Scott for their support in making this happen.

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The contemporary dance performance Greater than Lion choreographed by Kennedy Junior Muntanga premieres at Messums Wiltshire in September.

Muntanga is one of the most exciting new names in contemporary dance and follows in the footsteps of talented choreographers whose emergence has been supported by Messums Wiltshire.

Born and raised in Zambia, Muntanga is a dance movement artist and choreographer who studied at Phoenix Dance Theatre and Rambert School of Ballet. He worked for leading choreographers including Robert Cohan CBE, Akram Khan MBE, C. Raman Schlemmer and Alesandra Seutin before creating Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre (KMDT) in 2018. KMDT already has two significant works in its repertoire – Genesis, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 and Nebuchadnezzar, at The Place’s Resolutions Festival
in January 2020 – but Greater than Lion will be their most ambitious work to date.

As Artistic Director of KMDT Muntanga’s mission is to create work that represents many cultures, life experiences and stories. Greater Than Lion based on two tales, ‘Greater Than Lion’, from the book ‘The Girl Who Married A Lion’ by Alexander McCall Smith, and the biblical tale of Jonah and The Whale. This work follows a couple mourning the death of their child and explores strong themes of rebirth, death, confrontation, grief and acceptance. This will be Muntanga’s debut solo performance at Messums and a demonstration of how artistic dance is developing alongside theatre.

‘This company’s whirling, ferocious physicality and finesse are already hugely eloquent’  ★ ★ ★ ★  The Guardian

Read more about the legacy of contemporary dance at Messums Wiltshire here




Doors open 7pm
7:30pm Performance (duration: 45 minutes with no interval)
8:30pm  Supper (please book with the ticket)