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‘Are We There Yet?’ by Xavier De Santos with Yama Dance Company is an integrated double bill with 'Wonderlane', where the film and the live performance converge on stage, delving into the realms of nostalgia, childhood and motherhood.

Are We There Yet? explores underlying themes that emerged in Wonderlane, resulting in a choreographic exploration of mystic presences, stories of picnic rituals and the wildness of open skies. With whispers of motherhood elements, the performance recalls the timeless yearning for ephemeral moments and collective journeys in life.

In Wonderlane, we reminisce memories and stories of the days spent playing in the streets and in the adventurous playgrounds of past freedoms. This screendance was inspired by a collective of photographers who captured the streets of Britain fifty years ago and the lost art of playing outside. Wonderlane, since 2022, has won awards at various festivals around the globe and has been screened in Mexico, India, France, Malaysia, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary.



WOMAD Festival, Chippenham, UK | July 2023

Full Bloom Festival, Bristol, UK | March 2024

Arnolfini, Bristol, UK | March 2024



Yama is a community dance company based in Bath. It was set up by in 2016 for those over 60 who had danced, or were new to dance, to come together to devise original work, create new social connections, and share work with wider dance communities through performances and workshops.

Since its inception Yama has performed across the south west and further afield, including Elixir Festival, Sadler’s Wells 2017, Bristol Harbour Festival 2017, Testing Ground, Circomedia Bristol 2018, and Full Bloom Festival 2018, 2019, Trinity Centre, Bristol.

Yama regularly brings
dance performances out to site specific spaces, to engage audiences in the community and to demonstrate active and creative ageing. From company workshops to open classes, Yama enables more people to fulfill their potential as they deal with the challenges of ageing. Yama is an creative and supportive company of individuals, who thrive on making and performing unique and high-quality work.

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