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)


 

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YERMA Netherlands dates announced  

AKDC is pleased to announce Yerma will be touring Netherlands for four dates starting on 25th Oct at  Korzo Indian Dans Festival and follow on 26th Oct in Eindhoven, 27th in Groningen, and 28th in Drachten. 
  
Before flying off to Netherlands, the company will showcase Yerma at the Antonin Artaud Theatre, Brunel Universiity on Oct 19th. 
  
The tour comes just after the R&D phase of SLUT which Amina is currently working on. 

“I get really excited taking Yerma to new places, and I am particularly excited to find…

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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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IT'S A WRAP AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL WITH RAVE REVIEWS FOR YERMA 



4**** / The Scotsman (Kelly Apter
“Khayyam has a strong command of Kathak…. takes us deep into Yerma’s soul” http://www.wow247.co.uk/2015/08/20/dance-review-yerma/ 


4**** / The Herald (Keith Bruce) 
“highest production values are in evidence throughout”
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/13617476.Fringe_Dance_review__Yerma__New_Town_Theatre/ 


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

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Autumn 2016

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