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Amina Khayyam Dance Company: Yerma, Bristol

Start date: 14 Apr 2016

End date: 14 Apr 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £14 full, £13 student

Venue: Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ

Venue address: Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ, United Kingdom


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Amina Khayyam Dance Co is excited to go back on the road with their acclaimed production of YERMA!

The production that received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year returns for a short UK tour of dates.

Choreographed by Amina Khayyam to Indian neoclassical dance – Kathak, Yerma features ‘spectacular live music’ featuring cello and world renowned musicians – Debasish Mukherjee on tabla and Lucy Rahman on vocals. It tells the anguishing story of a woman in Federico Garcia Lorca’s savage yet lyrical play who suffers the heart breaking social torment of a childless marriage, which forces her to commit a horrific and irrevocable act.

 Amina makes Yerma relevant to today’s new and marginalised communities of Britain and Europe, from its original setting of rural patriarchal Spain of nineteenth century.

choreography and principal performer: Amina Khayyam
music: Tarun Jasani, Debasish Mukherjee, Amina Khayyam
dramaturgy: Hardial Rai /zeroculture
costume: Keith Khan
dancers: JaneChan/Iris Chan, Lucy Teed & Seetal Gahir
musicians: Debasish Mukherjee (tabla), Lucy Rahman (vocals) Ryan Madhok (cello)/Sebastian Comberti (cello)
lighting and production: Stuart Walton
Creatively co-produced in collaboration with zeroculture