• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Amina Khayyam challenges sexism through kathak at the Edinburgh Fringe

By: Lauren Codling

AMINA KHAYYAM’S latest dance show has a powerful purpose. Titled Slut, the kathak dance-theatre show being shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month aims to challenge the negative connotations associated with the word. Khayyam explains: “It is based around the idea of the word – what it means and how easily it is directed at women. “If I am expressing my individuality, if I am expressing my independence, if I am expressing something slightly different than what it is expected of me, I am called a slut. It comes down to that in the end.” Khayyam told Eastern Eye…

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