Masterclass with Amina Khayyam


Date to be Announced

Surrey Arts Studio

Dance Woking is delighted to be hosting a masterclass led by Amina Khayyam, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Amina Khayyam Dance Company.

Amina Khayyam will lead a Kathak technique class as well as explore the process of story telling using mime and hand gestures. The workshop will focus on how story is created using kathak technique vocabularies. No experience in Kathak style necessary.

About Amina:

A critically acclaimed performer, choreographer and dance theatre maker, Amina Khayyam began her Kathak dance training with Alpana Sengupta in Croydon progressing to professional level with Sushmita Ghosh at The Bhavan (London) under whose guidance she made her professional debut at the Purcell Room, Southbank.

Alpana introduced Amina to performance and instilled in her a deep passion to pursue it as a career. As a dancer Amina worked professionally for many choreographers such as Alpana Sengupta (Jhanak), Sushmita Ghosh (Rosary), Kumudini Lakhia (Ekatra), Darshan Singh Bhullar (Find Me Amongst the Black), Sonia Sabri (Red), Filip Van Huffel (Ekatra), Dan O’Neill (Escapade) and most memorably with Lokendra Arambam, the renowned Manipurian (India) theatre director with whom she worked on: “Stage of Blood” – an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth staged on the River Thames, and who left a lasting impact on her through his ‘shamenistic’ technique – an intensive workshop process required to delve deep to harness emotion to drive a movement and performance – a process that has become a hallmark for AKDC’s work.