Start date: 6 Aug 2015
End date: 30 Jul 2015
Price: £10 (£8) / Family ticket £24
Venue: New Town Theatre, 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
Venue address: New Town Theatre, 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
Box office: 0131 220 0143
Amina Khayyam Dance production YERMA at the Edinburgh Festival 2015
Yerma, which received the accolade “as the top ten productions of 2014 in Mumbai” by the Hindustan Times, will play at the New Town Theatre for the duration of the Festival from 6th to 30th August, as part of the Universal Arts (Edinburgh) programme of international theatre, music and dance.
Choreographed by Amina Khayyam to Indian neoclassical dance – Kathak, Yerma has been adapted and scaled to the Edinburgh stage, retaining its ‘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.