XAVIER DE SANTOS
ARE WE THERE YET?
WITH YAMA DANCE COMPANY
‘Are We There Yet?’ by Xavier De Santos with Yama Dance Company, explores the stolen pleasures of a picnic under an open sky, where the act of eating outdoors becomes a gateway to escaping convention and embracing the untamed wild unknown.
Recalling the timeless yearning of ephemeral moments and journeys, from towns to the uninhibited wild, ‘Are We There Yet?’ delves into the mystical realms that lie within the ritual of a picnic, steered by whispers of mythological elements and narratives.
WOMAD Festival, Chippenham, UK | July 2023
WHO ARE YAMA?
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.