Amina Khayyam will be kicking off our Encounters event on Saturday 11th June with a wonderful workshop for all to attend! They will be leading dance skills workshops in Kathak and Bollywood Dance styles as well as performing a short piece. Come and check them out at 10.30 & 1pm in Victoria Place, Woking on Saturday 11th June.
Amina Khayyam Dance Company is a professional international touring dance–theatre company that uses the south Asian form Kathak as the core narrative in making new work in collaboration with the marginilised female voice, 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 is evolving with progressions demanded by the contemporary zeitgeist, in the same way it did so from the demands of the Mughals, the last time it took a major step forward. At its heart, Kathak is a storytelling form. With its rich history, it is uniquely placed and equipped to tell new and urgent stories of global importance.
For more information on our encounters event visit our events page.
Dance Woking has been awarded a grant from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Surrey Community Foundation – ensuring that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.
Dance Woking would like to thank it’s supporters Arts Council England, Woking Borough Council, AKIKO Design, PPL PRS, Victoria Place and Community Foundation for Surrey