SLUT

A new dance-theatre piece exploring labels given to women who do not conform to expectation.

 

choreography: Amina Khayyam 
performers: Jane Chan, Parbati Chaudhury and Nasia Kelepeshi
music: John Marc-Gowans
lighting & production: Stuart Walton   

creatively co-produced with zeroculture Made at Brunel Arts with support from Arts Council of England & Collage Arts.  
 

Premiered at  Summerhall / Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017  

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Praise for Slut at Edfringe /Audience & Professional

"...show is delivered with memorable pain and passion by a company who clearly care very deeply about the tale they tell" - Joyce McMillan /Scotsman 

"It was so good to see a dance piece that tackles serious issues and does it so beautifully combining traditional Kathak with contemporary dance moves. There were whole sections where I was close to tears... The piece can be read on many different levels" - Juliana Brustik/Facebook

"..the best show I've seen on how women are manipulated and disempowered. Go." - Sally Crozier/Twitter

"A wonderful, moving piece of work that is a thoughtful, multidimensional commentary on questions of feminism that are so often treated with the same narrative" - Jo Troll /Edfringe.com

"The ending had me smiling from ear to ear" - Catherine Bagot /Edfringe.com

“Despite the important historical connection that storytelling has to dance, basing a contemporary dance piece on a narrative can sound its death knell, as it so often straight-jackets the choreography unnecessarily. However, this couldn’t be less so for Amina Khayyam Dance Company’s recent work...,which is remarkable for its narrative clarity, while remaining boldly contemporary in style" Robert Dow /Wee Review

 

Main image: Simon Richardson