A Kathak dance-theatre piece exploring issues of sexual grooming across culture and race while challenging labels given to women who do not conform to expectation.

Slut is an ongoing development of kathak’s ang abhinaya by Amina Khayyam in which she steps up the collaboration with physical theatre/mime seen recently in her A THOUSAND FACES “Blending classical Indian dance with physical theatre was a masterstroke” Pulse Magazine. But Slut is much more than that for Amina.  In her quest to tell stories from issues that affect marginalised women not just from the mainstream but from within their communities as she did for her recent acclaimed productions of Yerma and A Thousand Faces, she explores labels given to women who do not fit into defined cultural mores but express individualism, women who are subjected to obscenities from enduring stereotypes.


Tour Dates


4 – 27 Aug 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Festival


" is delivered with memorable pain and passion by a company who clearly care very deeply about the tale they tell"

Joyce McMillan /Scotsman

“Despite the important historical connection that storytelling has to dance, basing a contemporary dance piece on a narrative can sound its death knell, as it so often straight-jackets the choreography unnecessarily. However, this couldn’t be less so for Amina Khayyam Dance Company’s recent work...,which is remarkable for its narrative clarity, while remaining boldly contemporary in style".

Robert Dow /Wee Review

"A wonderful, moving piece of work that is a thoughtful, multidimensional commentary on questions of feminism that are so often treated with the same narrative" -

Jo Troll /

"The ending had me smiling from ear to ear" -

Catherine Bagot /



Concept & Choreography Amina Khayyam

Original Music:  John-Marc Gowans

Dramaturgy: Hardial S. Rai

Lighting & production: Stuart Walton

Performers: Jane Chan, Parbati Chaudhury, Nasia Kelepeshi and Amina Khayyam


Set & Prop construction: Hannah Sharp and Suneeda Marithiyil

Produced by Hardial S. Rai for Amina Khayyam Dance Company.

Made at Brunel Arts with support from Arts Council of England, Collage Artszeroculture