Back on the road with YERMA

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.