Amina Khayyam Dance Co is a professional touring dance–theatre company that uses the south Asian dance Kathak as the core narrative in making new work in collaboration with the marginilised female voice, adding to it other media and forms such as theatre, live art, and technology.

AKDC treats Kathak as a contemporary form and thereby transcends any ‘classical’ or ‘modern’ precepts to its approach. It believes the dance form ...(more)
 

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A NEW REWORKING OF ONE 

Sensitised 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), the kathak takes you on a memorable journey, through the use of costume, movement, space and music to capture the first beat of time and…

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A THOUSAND FACES RETURNS FOR AUTUMN 2017 DATES /NETHERLANDS /UK 

Following fast on the heels of Sluts success at Edfringe 2017, AKDC hits the road for a mini-tour of  A Thousand Faces in Netherlands and UK

Featuring Amina Khayyam using ang abhinaya ,  A THOUSAND FACES is a bold dance-theatre that subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women in indiscriminate abuse and violence, highlighting acid attacks against women. 

Ang Abhinaya is part of Kathak that is often paid less attention to in its current progression…

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PRAISE FOR SLUT @EDFRINGE 2017 

AKDC wrapped up Slut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe leaving deep impactful responses from both audience & professional – 

"It was so good to see a dance piece that tackles serious issues and does it so beautifully combining traditional Kathak with contemporary dance moves. There were whole sections where I was close to tears... The piece can be read on many different levels" - Juliana Brustik 

"..the best show I've seen on how women are manipulated and disempowered. Go." - Sally Crozier 

"A wonderful,

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AKDC returns to EDFRINGE 

Aiming to continue to build our profile at Edfringe, AKDC returns with a bold new dance-theatre piece SLUT. 

Slut is an ongoing development of kathak’s ang abhinaya by Amina Khayyam in which she steps up the collaboration with physical theatre/mime seen recently in A THOUSAND FACES “Blending classical Indian dance with physical theatre was a masterstroke” Pulse Magazine 

In Slut, Amina works with three versatile performers - Jane Chan, Parbati Chaudhury and Nasia Kelepeshi to push further the…

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A THOUSAND FACES OPENS AT MAC BIRMINGHAM 

Standing ovations and incredible feedback greeted the opening of A THOUSAND FACES – at mac birmingham last week! 

A successful outreach programme brought in schools and womens groups to pack three shows!

Some audience responses

"a wonderful show! I came away very moved by the whole performance" 

"Just watched Amina Khayyam in her beautiful and powerful piece A Thousand Faces .."

"Extraordinary theatre piece. A gripping, honest story unveiling the deep, inner turmoil of acid-attack victims"


"Brilliant

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Autumn 2018

Previous events

Oct31

ONE

The Hawth, Crawley

Oct11

A THOUSAND FACES

Riley Theatre, NSCD, 98 Chapeltown Road,, Leeds, LS7 4BH

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