You & Me

Amina Khayyam Dance Company

Dance, Music/Sound

Two performers dance in symmetry to each other outside in front of an audience sat on the floor around them. They are wearing colourful business-wear but are barefoot. There is a drummer behind them to the left of the stage.

YOU & ME is a same-sex themed duet in which an ordinary guy wrestles all that prevents him from being with his lover. It features a duet using high energy physical Kathak and contemporary movement and explores cultural baggage, taboos and LGBTQ issues.

About Amin Khayyam Dance Company

Nominated for the National Dance Awards 2022 for Best Independent Dance Company, Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC) makes touring dance theatre work using the South Asian dance Kathak as the core narrative. It works in collaboration with those who are culturally least engaged, economically challenged and societally disenfranchised – with a focus on the marginalised female voice, not just from the mainstream but from within their own community – a place from where its founder and AD, the critically acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Amina Khayyam comes. 

The Company adds theatre, live art, and technology, striving to make relevant, engaging work through a process of collaboration, participation, exploration, and opportunities for creative and cultural expression- shaping a process that empowers women creatively as stakeholders.  

Since its formation in 2013, it has made 15 pieces of work, performed over 130 performances in 40 venues & digital platforms. 

Find out more here.

‘You and Me is a heartfelt vibrant dance piece that is impactful in meaning and sensitively expressed through the choreography, music and performances.’

Jo Tomalin | Fringe Review

‘Like all artforms, the dance world is always trying to re-invent itself and say something original. Rarely, however, does an entirely new subject matter come along – which is partly why You and Me is such a special work.’

KELLY APTER | The Scotsman ****

‘A company who clearly care very deeply about the tale they tell’

Joyce McMillan | The Scotsman

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

You & Me is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Certain Blacks.

Image credits:

Brighton Festival © Simon Richardson