"A powerful hard-hitting emotional production that had integrity, honesty and reality at its core” BBC
A bold dance-theatre that features Amina Khayyam working with Kathak’s intricate and detailed theatrical gestures of ang abhinaya, to subvert imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour that objectify women in indiscriminate abuse and violence. A Thousand Faces follows the story of a woman confronting a past violent relationship...
“Beautifully choreographed, flawlessly executed and left the audience breathless” PULSE MAGAZINE
Ang Abhinaya is part of Kathak that is often paid less attention to in its current progression within a neo-classical approach. It is the expression of the body using major and minor limbs within kathak movement. However, Amina Khayyam, renowned for her abhinaya, has developed new approaches in this new work by bringing influences of European experimental forms of physical theatre and mime movement to give the piece a wholly unique and innovative treatment, highlighting the contemporary condition.
"Extraordinary theatre piece” AUDIENCE
Choreography: Amina Khayyam
Performers: Jane Chan, Vlad Troncea, Amina Khayyam
Musicians: Debasish Mukherjee (tabla), Sohini Alam (vocal), Iain McHugh (cello)
Costume: Keith Khan, Florence Meredith
Original lighting: Stuart Walton
Video projection: Louise Rhoades-Brown
Originally made with support from Arts Council of England, Collage Arts, Akademi, Rich Mix, Cockpit Theatre, Brunel Arts, Sampad and mac Birmingham.
Presented by zeroculture/The Artta
In association with Southall Black Sisters and Acid Survivors Trust International
Fri 26th November - After show discussion: The award winning journalist, author, and broadcaster Yasmin Ali Bhai Brown will chair a panel featuring Pragna Patel, director of Southall Black Sisters and Amina Khayyam