Amina Khayyam Dance is a touring company that uses Kathak dance as the core narrative in making new work; adding to it other media and forms such as theatre, live art, and technology.

AKDC treats Kathak as a contemporary form and thereby transcends any ‘classical’ or ‘modern’ precepts to its approach. It believes the dance form ...(more)



A new collaboration - MEETING NAZRUL 

In between touring YERMA, Amina Khayyam has been working collaboratively with Yerma’s vocalist Lucy Rahman and AKDC’s tabla-ist Debasish Mukherjee on a unique project - MEETING NAZRUL, featuring the songs and poems of Kazi Nazrul Islam – the giant of Bengali Literature and arts heralded Bangladesh’s poet laureate who from 1949 to his death in 1976 never spoke a word.  

Lucy’s haunting vocals set the expectation for the emotionally laden kathak movement of Amina Khayyam to bring to life the topicality of…

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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…

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4**** / The Scotsman (Kelly Apter
“Khayyam has a strong command of Kathak…. takes us deep into Yerma’s soul” 

4**** / The Herald (Keith Bruce) 
“highest production values are in evidence throughout” 

4**** / The List (Donald Hutera)
“Powerful, poignant kathak dance…sharply stylized.. dramatically alert, thematically rich and ultimately moving “ https://edinbu

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AKDC announces Edinburgh Festival Fringe Dates 

Amina Khayyam Dance Co is excited to announce news that their acclaimed production YERMA will be at the Edinburgh Festival 2015.
Yerma, which received the accolade “as the top ten productions of 2014 in Mumbai” by the Hindustan Times, will play at the New Town Theatre for the duration of the Festival from 6th to 30th August, as part of the Universal Arts (Edinburgh) programme of international theatre, music and dance.

Adapted to the Edinburgh stage and performed to spectacular live music featuring cello…Read more

AKDC Kathak classes resume 

Back for the summer term, AKDC Kathak classes re-start this week with Jane Chan teaching beginners class, while Amina Khayyam, after taking a break for a year, will teach the advance class from May 27th.
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