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 collaborative development.
But Slut is much more than that for Amina. In her quest to tell stories from issues that affect marginalised women not just from the mainstream but from within their communities as she did for her recent productions of Yerma and A Thousand Faces, she explores issues of sexual grooming across culture and race while challenging labels given to women who do not conform to expectation.
The new production draws the same creative team from the company’s recent productions; however despite a staunch believer of live music for Kathak, Amina for the first time will be making a production with recorded music. She says “Edinburgh Fringe is a tight turnaround and highly demanding, so at this stage the piece’s narrative will be played to a recorded soundtrack for which we have asked John –Marc Gowans who provided the memorable ‘courtship’ section for A Thousand Faces. Perhaps when the production tours, we may resort to live music, but we will certainly miss Debesish’s tabla and Lucy’s vocals – I am already missing them”
"Summerhall has effectively rewired the Fringe, becoming home to some of the most exciting work at the Festival" THE STAGE AUGUST 2016