The Hum in My Heart - T0679808552A woman stood up and said 'I have a story to share'... She points to a man sitting among many others - "That is my husband... he's been suffering for last 20 years..." All eyes shift to the man. He looks around the room with awkwardness. The others gasp in surprise, they've known the couple all their lives."and with him, I too..." she continues... A story unique and 'local' to Woking features in this new kathak work from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Amina Khayyam, exploring issues of mental health when there is no word to describe it, where shame and social stigma follow it, where no one is willing to acknowledge it... Developed from workshops since 2014 mainly with women's groups in marginalised and disenfranchised communities across four regions - London (Tower Hamlets), Birmingham, Luton and Woking, The Hum of My Heart project worked with women who are beginning to confront the social stigma of mental health.
|12 Feb 20 to 13 Feb 20||The Hat Factory (previously the Artezium), Luton :: V01371430831|
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|21 Nov 19||Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking :: V1033|
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A Thousand Faces - T01061068023Experience bold dance theatre that breaks new ground. Blending elements of the South Asian dance style Kathak with physical theatre and mime, A Thousand Faces subverts the imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to discuss violence against women worldwide, in particular, acid attacks.
|17 May 19||Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568|
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|14 May 19||Courtyard, Hereford :: V101|
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|9 May 19||Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156|
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|8 May 19||Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673|
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One - T941553755Sensitised by the global refugee issue, Amina Khayyam returns to the fundamental principle of Indian philosophy and classical arts of the cyclic phenomenon, where there is no beginning nor an end, to propose that we are all but refugees of time undermining how we become territorial of our habitat. Incorporating Nritta (pure dance) and Nritya (expression of narrative), Amina's kathak takes you on a memorable and intimate journey, through the use of costume, movement, space and music to capture the first beat of time and nest it until it becomes the 'one' again.Performer Debasish Mukherjee (tabla). Performer Lucy Rahman (vocals). Performer Alastair Morgan (cello).
|23 May 18||South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736|
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Slut - T01533324858I saw him looking at me when I danced, I saw the look in his eyes, I knew what he wanted to call me... Following the highly acclaimed run of Yerma in 2015, Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC) returns to Edfringe with SLUT - a new Kathak dance-theatre piece exploring labels given to women who do not conform to expectation. Slut is an ongoing development of kathak's ang abhinaya by Dancer and Choreographer Amina Khayyam in which she steps up the collaboration with physical theatre/mime as seen recently in her show, A THOUSAND FACES about acid attacks on women because of their gender.
|4 Aug 17 to 27 Aug 17||The Fringe Office, Edinburgh :: V1059|
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A Thousand Faces - T0473443733A bold dance-theatre that features Amina Khayyam collaborating European mime movements with Kathak's intricate and detailed theatrical gestures of abhinaya (technique of communication), A Thousand Faces subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore perceptions that become objects for indiscriminate abuse and violence attacks on women because of their gender. Features live music ? sarangi, cello, tabla and vocals.
|1 Mar 17 to 2 Mar 17||mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146|
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Yerma - T01004443Yerma is a humble peasant woman, who longs for a child. In her village all her friends are raising families, but she remains childless. She tries to be light-hearted and believes that she and her husband will soon be blessed with a baby. As long as her condition, or lack of it, is temporary, she endures it and seeks to remedy it! Gradually Yerma's deep love for her husband turns to disbelief and then hate as she discovers he does not want a child. Lorca's savage yet poetical lyrical play set in rural patriarchal and religiously repressive Spain is re-imagined as an Indian classical dance for an inner city British community.Author Frederico Garcia Lorca. Choreographer Amina Khayyam.
|14 Apr 16||Circomedia, Bristol :: V053777299|
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|6 Apr 16||Courtyard, Hereford :: V101|
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|22 Mar 16||Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55|
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|11 Mar 16||Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673|
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|6 Aug 15 to 13 Aug 15||The Fringe Office, Edinburgh :: V1059|
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|21 Mar 15||Rich Mix, Outer London :: V0478944234|
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|8 Nov 14||Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking :: V1033|
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|29 Mar 14||Riley Theatre, Leeds :: V1104|
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A Thousand Faces - T0966447583a heresy to burn a book, but acceptable to burn a woman... Using classical Kathak dance with puppetry, Amina Khayyam Dance Company presents a story of A Thousand Faces of women who are discriminately attacked because of their gender, often caught up within cultural expectations. A Thousand Faces is a bold dance piece where Amina Khayyam uses Kathak's intricate and detailed theatrical movements of abhinaya for which she is acclaimed for her progressive work. A Thousand Faces aims to raise awareness of acid violence, acid attacks against women are a worldwide phenomenon and are not restricted to any race, religion or region. Cases of attacks have been reported in the UK and occur in many countries in the South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies and the Middle East. These are the reported cases, however numerous cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. In Pakistan, for example, many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal to no punishment from the state.
|27 Nov 14||mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146|
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|22 Mar 13||Rich Mix, Outer London :: V0478944234|
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