Amina Khayyam Dance Company presents:

A THOUSAND FACES

November 22, 2017

Main House: Seated

a heresy to burn a book, but acceptable to burn a woman…

A bold dance-theatre featuring Amina Khayyam using ang abhinaya, A Thousand Faces subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women in indiscriminate abuse and violence in particular acid attacks.

Ang Abhinaya is part of Kathak that is often paid less attention to in its current progression within a neo-classical approach.  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.

“Beautifully choreographed, flawlessly executed and left the audience breathless” Pulse Magazine

"A powerful hard-hitting emotional production that had integrity, honesty and reality at its core” BBC

“A triumph… we were all spellbound... extraordinary theatre piece” Audience

Presented by The Arita

Supported by Ceyda Tanc Dance

Upcoming Performances


A Thousand Faces
Date & Time: Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (£10 conc.)
Age: 8+, Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult