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Amina Khayyam Dance Company DOUBLE BILL

Festival

Saturday 4 March 2023

Buzz Studio, Level 1, Peacock Shopping Centre, Woking, GU21 6GH

Dance Woking presents an Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC) Double Bill as part of this exciting new Mini Mela Festival in Woking

Two Kathak dance pieces, thematic from a south Asian feminist perspective, written & choreographed by Amina Khayyam.

Manchild

A solo piece expressing the feminist aftermath of a beautiful, aspiring, ‘as good as on a silver screen’ relationship gone sour – through an exploration of the growing existentialism of the South Asian male in face of economically challenging and an emotionally strong South Asian woman.

BIRD

A stage sequel to AKDC’s critically acclaimed dance film Catch The Bird Who Won’t Fly started in a workshop with a women’s community group – where a participant asked – “What happens to a woman when she runs away from domestic abuse?” .. the tone, the expression, the nervousness in her voice, the looking away after she asked the question, prompted this scalding emphatic kathak fluence-d piece exploring the social stigma for women in such a situation.

We recommend watching of Catch The Bird Who Won’t Fly before the show.

All pieces feature original music performed live by internationally acclaimed musicians: – Debasish Mukherjee on tabla, Jonathan Mayer on tenor sitar and Iain McHugh on cello.

Followed by an after show discussion

House opens at 7pm, performance commences at 7.30pm

Please note this performance has a guidance of 12years +