Four short Kathak dance pieces, thematic from a south Asian feminist perspective, written & choreographed by AMINA KHAYYAM on emerging Kathak dancers, taking over the three spaces at Rich Mix.
18 & 19 MARCH 2022
RICH MIX, SHOREDITCH
YOU&ME – In a same sex relationship, Raheem Mir plays the ordinary London-esque guy wrestling all that, that prevents him to be with his lover… in a duet with Vlad Troncea.
BIRD (variation) – Like all work made by Amina Khayyam, this also started its life in a workshop with a women’s community group. In a post-show discussion of AKDC’s production exploring domestic violence, A Thousand Faces, a woman asked – “What happens to a woman when she runs away from domestic abuse?” That question stuck; the tone, the expression, the nervousness in her voice, the looking away after she asked the question…
MANCHILD - An exploration of the growing existentialism of the south Asian male in face of the challenging economically and emotionally strong south Asian woman. Meera Patel in a solo piece, expresses the feminist aftermath of a beautiful, aspiring, ‘as good as on a silver screen’ relationship gone sour.