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A Thousand Faces

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

Using classical kathak dance with puppetry, Amina Khayyam Dance Company presents a story of A Thousand Faces of women who are discriminately attacked because of their gender.

A Thousand Faces aims to raise awareness of acid violence; acid attacks against women are a worldwide phenomenon and are not restricted to any race, religion or region. Cases of attacks have been reported in the UK and occur in many countries in the South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies and the Middle East. These are the reported cases, however numerous cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. In Pakistan, for example, many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal to no punishment from the state.

After the performance there will be a Q & A with Amina Khayyam and Jaf Shah from Acid Survivors Trust International.

Thursday 26th February 2015 | The Hat Factory, Luton

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Amina Khayyam Dance Company
Carnatic Nomad with a Violin

British-Indian violinist and composer Jyotsna Srikanth is known for her versatility and ability to collaborate with different genres seamlessly and with ease. She is intensely rooted in South Indian classical music alongside having formal Western classical music education; her violin playing is noted for its blend of 'bhava' (musical expression and emotion) and highly developed technique honed over three decades. As a performer and composer she has explored lush ground in the crossover between Indian music and a variety of contemporary flavours including jazz, Irish folk, flamenco, blues, Western classical and ‘Bollywood’ music. This evening she will present her recent solo album release ‘Carnatic Nomad’.

Monday 16th March 2015 | 7 pm | Free | Brunei Gallery Lecture theatre, SOAS

Part of the SOAS Concert Series

Monday, March 16, 2015
Jyotsa Srikanth