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 within a neo-classical approach. However, Amina Khayyam, renowned for her abhinaya, has developed new approaches in this new work by bringing influences of European experimental forms of physical theatre and mime movement to give the piece a wholly unique and innovative treatment, highlighting the contemporary condition.
Features live music - Debasish Mukherjee on tabla, Lucy Rahman on vocals and Alastair Morgan on cello.
What Audiences have been saying
“a triumph… we were all spellbound”
"a wonderful show! I came away very moved by the whole performance"
"Just watched Amina Khayyam in her beautiful and powerful piece...
"Extraordinary theatre piece. A gripping, honest story unveiling the deep, inner turmoil of acid-attack victims"
"Brilliant performance! Congratulations to all the company"
What the Press has been saying
“Beautifully choreographed, flawlessly executed and left the audience breathless …Blending classical Indian dance with physical theatre was a masterstroke” PULSE MAGAZINE
"A powerful hard-hitting emotional production that had integrity, honesty and reality at its core” BBC
choreography: Amina Khayyam
performers: Jane Chan, Harmage S. Kalirai, Amina Khayyam musicians: Debasish Mukherjee, Lucy Rahman, Alastair Morgan
costume: Keith Khan dramaturgy: Hardial S. Rai lighting: and production: Stuart Walton
projection design Louise Rhoades-Brown
creatively co-produced with zeroculture and made at Brunel Arts
Originally made with support from Akademi, Rich Mix, Cockpit Theatre, Sampad and mac birmingham