Our acclaimed production Yerma is back this spring for the fourth touring run!
“Powerful, poignant kathak dance…sharply stylized.. dramatically alert, thematically rich and ultimately moving “
Says Amina of touring Yerma again – “It is my dream to take Yerma to every town and city in the UK, so I get excited everytime we get in that van and drive to introduce her to new audiences”
Choreographed by Amina Khayyam to Indian neoclassical dance – Kathak, Yerma features ‘spectacular live music’ featuring cello and world renowned musicians – Debasish Mukherjee on tabla and Lucy Rahman on vocals. It 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. Amina makes Yerma relevant to today’s new and marginalised communities of Britain and Europe, from its original setting of rural patriarchal Spain of nineteenth century.