Amina Khayyam Dance Co is excited to announce news that their acclaimed production YERMA will be at the Edinburgh Festival 2015.
Yerma, which received the accolade “as the top ten productions of 2014 in Mumbai” by the Hindustan Times, will play at the New Town Theatre for the duration of the Festival from 6th to 30th August, as part of the Universal Arts (Edinburgh) programme of international theatre, music and dance.
Adapted to the Edinburgh stage and performed to spectacular live music featuring cello and world renowned musicians – Debasish Mukherjee on tabla and Lucy Rahman on vocals, Yerma is set to Indian neoclassical dance – Kathak. The production tells the anguishing story of a woman in Federico Garcia Lorca’s savage yet lyrical play who suffers the heart breaking social torment of a childless marriage, which forces her to commit a horrific and irrevocable act.
AKDC’s Yerma is made relevant for today’s new and marginalised communities of Britain and Europe, from its original setting in rural patriarchal Spain of nineteenth century
Says Amina - “I am super excited to perform YERMA at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year as we’ve had a lot of interest in the show and what better way than to showcase the work for all the world to see. Hopefully it will extend the prospect and introduce the company to a larger and wider audience”
Universal Arts has been programming and producing award-winning Fringe productions for 26 years – HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD WINNERS 2009 for record of top international theatre at the Fringe; “dedicated to quality” Daily Telegraph; “a long record of welcoming quality international work” The List
New Town Theatre (venue 7)
96 George Street EH2 3DH
6 – 30 August (not Tuesdays)
14.00 (60 mins)
£10 (£8) Family ticket £24
Fringe box office 0131 226 0000
Venue box office (from 5 Aug) 0131 220 0143