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HYMNOS

Inspired by the story of Iranian artist Saba Zavarei and her online platform Radio Khiaban, dedicated to Iranian women singing in the public spaces of Iran, an act currently forbidden by the state.

“Fortunately, no matter how many times she is pushed down, she bounds up again. No matter how many times she is forbidden, quelled, cut back, diluted ... she emanates upward in women, so that even the most quiet, even the most restrained woman keeps a secret place for Wild Woman. Even the most captured woman guards the place of the wildish self, for she knows intuitively that someday there will be a loophole, an aperture, a chance, and she will hightail it to escape.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, 'Women Who Run With the Wolves'

Age Guidance Recommended 10+
Duration 20 minutes

 

"A work of stirring beauty and strength"

Barbican Theatre

 
 
 

CREATIVE TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Kay Crook

COMPOSER

Cam Crook

DANCERS

Gintare Geltyte
Jenna Anne Nathan

LIGHTING DESIGN

Dominic Jeffery

COSTUME DESIGN

Hannah Saunders

DRAMATURG

Aileen Gonsalves

FILM / PHOTOGRAPHY

David Snowden

HYMNOS & KHAOS TOUR

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Chhaya Collective presents double bill, KHAOS, featuring electrifying live music and dance.

Inspired by the Women's March, Chhaya's double bill centres around female empowerment and freedom of speech. The evening will feature Chhaya's duet, HYMNOS and ensemble production, KHAOS, featuring six dancers and three live musicians. KHAOS celebrates what it is to be a woman; drawing on ancient stories and oppressive archetypes to bring audiences of all ages a highly energetic, stirring and visceral dance performance that rejects order in favour of complexity and chaos. Expect evocative choreography that seems to compel audiences to dance in the aisles and out into the streets

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

PAVILION DANCE (PDSW)

Bournemouth
29th January 2022
@ 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

BEDALES THEATRE

Petersfield
11th February 2022
@ 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

BARBICAN THEATRE

Plymouth
18th February 2022
@ 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

THE MILL ARTS CENTRE

Banbury

10th March 2022
@ 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

CHICHESTER UNIVERSITY

Chichester
18th March 2022
@ 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

EXETER PHOENIX

Exeter

20th March 2022
@ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

MCMILLAN THEATRE

Bridgwater
6th April 2022
@ 7.30pm

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

ENABLEUS FESTIVAL

Sheffield
9th April 2022
@ 7.30pm

Coming Soon

KHAOS DOUBLE BILL

IN2IT FESTIVAL

Sunndalsøra & Kristiansund
3rd - 9th October 2022

Coming Soon
 
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"Disturbingly powerful, Exquisite"

Arts Lab 2019

 
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