Events - A Thousand Faces

This October we are proud to promote, together with Kala Sangam, A Thousand Faces, an Amina Khayyam Dance production in association with Riley Theatre.

A Thousand Faces is a bold dance-theatre production featuring live music, which subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women in indiscriminate abuse and violence, particularly acid attacks.

The piece features Abhinaya, a part of Kathak that is often paid less attention to. By bringing influence of experimental mime theatre to this little-known dance style, Amina Khayyam gives the whole piece a unique and innovative treatment highlighting the contemporary condition.

A Thousand Faces is a project in partnership with Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) aiming to raise awareness of acid violence.

choreography: Amina Khayyam 
performers: Jane Chan, Amina Khayyam, Harmage S. Kalirai 
musicians: Debasish Mukherjee (Tabla), Lucy Rahman (vocal), Alastair Morgan (cello) 
costume: Keith Khan 
lighting & production: Stuart Walton 
video projection: Louise Rhoades-Brown

For further information about this performance contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email