NEXT STOP FOR SALAAM

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Thursday 24th March

 
Internationally acclaimed South Asian artists Sonia and Sarvar Sabri are returning to Ludlow Assembly Rooms for ONE NIGHT ONLY!


 
Salaam meaning ‘peace’ is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating harmony, inner –stillness and the simple bliss of being alive.

Salaam combines a rare treat of Tabla music by a world-renowned maestro. Sarvar Sabri performs outstanding compositions of rhythm, with complexity and speed, through his unique finger work. The talented Shoma Dey joins Sarvar Sabri and performs endearing musical patterns on the harmonium accompanied with powerful vocals, which fuel and vibrates a resonance in the performance.

Sonia presents sheer magic through expressive and rhythmic dance with live music. The audience are taken on a journey with Sonia’s poignant metaphorical narratives and though her command of intricate footwork, eloquent gesture and rapid spins. Audiences will be in awe!
Salaam was originally created in response to the unrest around the world and aims to refocus and reminisce on all that is good. If you've ever wondered where beat-boxing and rapping originates from, this is a show that will reveal the roots and more wonders!


“Such an incredible musicality, it was impossible not to gaze in wonder and adoration... An uplifting crescendo of music and dance” (Dance Europe)
 

Don't dealy book your Tickets today:

SALAAM
Thursday 24th March
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
1 Mill Street
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 1AZ


http://www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/event.php?id=3131

Photo credits: Pulkit Sharma
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INTRODUCING OLIVIA BUCKLAND

New Administration & Marketing Assistant for 

Sonia Sabri Company



A very warm welcome to Olivia, who has recently taken on this new role within the company.  Olivia started with SSCo as an intern and we were so impressed we decicided to give her a role within the company.

Olivia has come from a Visual Arts background and has recently graduated from De Montfort University.

SSCo are thrilled to have Olivia as part of their team and we look foward to many exciting projects in the future where we can create, imagine and energise the world around us!






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CLASSES WITH SONIA SABRI COMPANY

Sonia Sabri Company’s dance and music classes are an exciting opportunity for people of all ages and experiences to discover the joy and versatility of Indian dance and music, with acclaimed professional performers and teachers.
New term starts Saturday 12 March 2016
Please contact Mel Lewis on 0121 622 3135 or email mel@ssco.org.uk for further details.

Kathak Dance Classes with Sonia Sabri

Join the company on an exploration of the joy of Indian dance! Students will have the opportunity to perform; take grade examinations through ISTD; and opportunity to be recruited by Kathakaars dance and music company led by Sonia Sabri and Sarvar Sabri www.kathakaars.org.uk
 
Kathak for beginners Level 1 
Saturday 12 - 1pm 
Baithak, 202, Moseley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0RT 

Learn the basics of Kathak including footwork, fast spins, rhythmic choreographies, and storytelling through mime, gesture and facial expressions.  This class is suitable for those interested in learning the art of Kathak through a structured process and authentic discipline. Students will have the opportunity to perform as part of local showcases.  
Suitable from age 7 to adult.
Fee for 10 weeks: £75.
For enrolment contact Mel Lewis Tel. 0121 622 3135 or email mel@ssco.org.uk

 

 

Tabla Classes with Sarvar Sabri

The tabla consists of a set of two drums, treble and bass, and originates from Northern India. In these lively group sessions you will learn basic strokes, rhythm and speed control. The class is taught by renowned performer, composer and teacher Sarvar Sabri.

Tabla for Level 1 (Beginners) 
Saturday 12 - 1pm 
Baithak, 202, Moseley Street, Digbeth, 
Birmingham B12 0RT

Suitable for age 8+ to Adult

Fee for 10 weeks: £75.
For enrolment contact Mel Lewis 
Tel. 0121 622 3135 or email mel@ssco.org.uk


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Kathak Camp




Kathak Camp at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

 

  
This week Kathak and Tabla students have been enhancing their training with an intensive week of learning, through an inspirational residency led by world-renowned artists Sonia Sabri (kathak) and Sarvar Sabri (Tabla).

Take a look at this amazing footage and feast your eyes on some foot tapping footwork and strong rhythmic beats! This will give you a feel for what Kathak Camp is all about.
 




If you would like to see more of what students have been doing this week come along to our ‘Sharing of Work’ on Friday 19thFebruary at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham at 4pm.

Our sharing will form part of the Launch for YAY16 Birmingham’s Year of Arts & Young People, which is open to the general public.

If you have think you might be interested in attending please sign up through the link below. 

You could sign up for the whole day 2pm-9pm or just the Kathak Camp sharing at 4pm. 
Eventbrite link below:

YAY16
Create, participate and experience.  Throughout 2016, the city aims to engage more young people in a range of accessible opportunities in the arts.

More info about YAY16:


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The Old Rep, Birmingham


Don't Delay Book Your Tickets Today

SALAAM

The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Friday 4th February

At 7.30pm

 

Internationally acclaimed South Asian artists Sonia and Sarvar Sabri are making a return to their roots in Birmingham for ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

Salaam meaning ‘peace’ is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating  harmony, inner –stillness and the simple bliss of being alive.

Salaam combines a rare treat of Tabla music by world-renowned maestro, Sarvar Sabri. Sarvar performs outstanding compositions of rhythm, with complexity and speed, through his unique finger work. The talented Shoma Dey joins Sarvar Sabri and performs endearing musical patterns on the harmonium accompanied with powerful vocals, which fuel and vibrates a resonance in the performance.
Sonia presents sheer magic through expressive and rhythmic dance with live music. The audience are taken on a journey with Sonia’s poignant metaphorical narratives and through her command of intricate footwork; audiences will be in awe when watching Sonia’s eloquent gesture and rapid spins.

Salaam was originally created in response to the unrest around the world and aims to refocus and reminisce on all that is good. If you've ever wondered where beat-boxing and rapping originates from, this is a show that will reveal the roots and more wonders!


“Such an incredible musicality, it was impossible not to gaze in wonder and adoration... An uplifting crescendo of music and dance” (Dance Europe).
 
So come and enjoy the wonder of South Asian dance and music at The Old Rep, Birmingham. Tickets are selling fast so don't delay.

To book tickets: http://www.oldreptheatre.org.uk/

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Salaam on Tour 2016

SALAAM: THE TOUR CONTINUES IN 2016!

Next stop...

The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Thursday 4th February 2016
7:30pm
Book your tickets today!
http://www.oldreptheatre.org.uk/salaam.html



Salaam meaning ‘peace’ is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating harmony, inner–stillness and the simple bliss of being alive.



A pure Gem from Birmingham's home grown talent Sonia Sabri! Take this opportunity to see the company whilst we are here in the West Midlands!

Please see below link for further information and to book tickets

http://www.oldreptheatre.org.uk/salaam.html

Photo Credit: Pulki Sharma
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Kathak Camp at The Old Rep Theatre

 

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY!

Sonia Sabri Company is offering a fantastic opportunity for Kathak and Tabla students to immerse themselves into full five days of intensive and inspirational residency led by world-renowned artists Sonia and Sarvar Sabri.


KATHAK CAMP
15th - 19th February 2016
The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
10am-4pm each day
Fee: £80 for the whole week


Kathak Camp is the only residency in Britain with an authentic training programme interlacing Kathak and Tabla. So come along and don't miss out on the opportunity to train with professional artists, Sonia and Sarvar Sabri!

For further information and to register your interest, please contact Hannah MacGregor.
T: 0121 622 3135.
E: hannah@ssco.org.uk

Photography: Simon Richardson
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Happy New Year from Sonia Sabri Company


LETS JUMP INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH WORLD WEDNESDAY!

When it comes to celebrating the New Year it seems that everyone has their own unique way of doing things. Some countries throw bread, others burn scarecrows, and others toss coins. Below are a few New Year’s traditions from around the world.




In Japan they ring all of their bells 108 times in alignment with the Buddhist belief that this brings cleanness. 

In Switzerland they celebrate the New Year by dropping ice cream on the floor. 

In Denmark people climb on top of chairs and literally “jump” into the New Year to bring good luck.

In Scotland the first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck.

In Thailand they go around smearing each other with gray talc.

In Ireland they hit the walls with bread to get rid of evil spirits.

So this is a happy New Year from the team at Sonia Sabri Company make it a good one and however you celebrated may it be an exciting and prosperous New Year for us all!


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MERRY CHRISTMAS


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

 

 



As we wave goodbye to a successful and very busy 2015, we look forward to exciting opportunities in the new year. 

Thank you all for your continued support and we can't wait to share our brand new productions and projects. Get ready to be inspired!

DATE FOR YOUR DAIRY.........

SALAAM: THE TOUR CONTINUES IN 2016!
Next stop...
The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Thursday 4th February 2016
7:30pm
Book your tickets today!
http://www.oldreptheatre.org.uk/salaam.html

We hope to see you there.

Photo Credit of Sonia Sabri: Simon Richardson.
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AKAAR THANK YOU

AKAAR 2015

 

THANK YOU





A huge thank you to every one involved in AKAAR on Sunday 22nd November at the mac Birmingham. It was a great success and all performers and crew worked really hard to ensure a smooth running of the showcase!

Our sincere gratitude reaches out to all performers and stage crew for making this possible and participating in this very important event for talent across the West Midlands!

Photos below show Aaja Nachle Let’s Dance, Rishii Chowdhury and Akash Parekar.

Thank you to Kym Humphries for the photographs.
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AKAAR Annual Performance

AKAAR

Presented by SONIA SABRI COMPANY

at mac Birmingham

 on Sunday 22nd November

at 5pm

 

 

Annual performance celebrates emerging talent and supports the growth of South Asian arts. 

We are inviting West Midlands dance and music groups to take part in a showcase event.

Akaar2015 is a special performance event that aims to celebrate emerging talent and support the interest and breadth of South Asian Arts being created across the West Midlands.

West Midlands artists are set to wow audiences with their flair to perform outstanding music and dance.  Akaarpresents some of the amazing talents Artistic Director, Sonia Sabri and Musical Director, Sarvar Sabri have nurtured through their dedicated teaching and guidance. In addition, Akaar showcases guest artists from the region and students from local groups and communities, and together the performers promise an evening of wonder and passion.

As part of its annual programme of events, the company returns to mac Birmingham with AKAAR.

To book tickets:

AKAAR

Sun 22 Nov | 5pm | Tickets £10 (£8)

0121 446 3232 or http://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/akaar-1/





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PERFORMANCE RESEARCH SURVEY

 


'Sometimes the strongest women are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles that nobody knows about.' - Unknown.

CALLING ALL WOMEN!
Show your strength and state your opinion in our performance research survey for our new forthcoming production.


You can access our survey here:
http://kwiksurveys.com/s/bxMXjHsc

As a thank you, you will receive a special ticket offer for our performance, 'Salaam' at The Old Rep, Birmingham, a discounted ticket at £7.

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AKAAR CALL OUT

CALL OUT FOR EMERGING ARTISTS


AKAAR 2015


We are inviting West Midlands based dance and music groups to take part in our showcase event, AKAAR at mac Birmingham on Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 5pm.
http://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/akaar-1/



Akaar 2015 is a special performance event that aims to celebrate emerging talent and support the interest and breadth of South Asian Arts being created across Birmingham. Both individuals and groups are invited to present their own work in a professional setting.

For further information or to apply for an application form please contact mel@ssco.org.uk

Deadline for applications is Monday 26th October.

CONTACT
Mel Lewis
Projects Mananger
mel@ssco.org.uk


 
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Welcome Back


Welcome Back 

New Administration & Marketing Assistant for Sonia Sabri Company

We would like to welcome back Hannah MacGregor who completed an internship with us back in July.  We were so impressed with her work that we offered her a position with the company.  We are very excited about the future and look forward to working with Hannah again! I had a lovely chat with Hannah about her thoughts on joining the SSCo team and what lies ahead; here is what she had to say........... 

After completing my internship, I always felt there was more to come. I had developed a strong relationship with the SSCo team in a short amount of time and felt very comfortable with my role in the company. Therefore, it seems very fitting that I have been invited back on a permanent basis as the company’s Administration & Marketing Assistant. I look forward to getting my teeth stuck into various projects, especially their education and outreach work as this is an area of the arts which I really enjoy. I am also very keen to expand upon my knowledge and understanding of marketing practice and use my enthusiasm to deliver the company’s marketing strategy in the best way possible. In the future, I hope to be working in education and community development for the arts, using my passion as a way of giving back into society. I feel very humbled to have been approached about this opportunity and will be forever grateful to SSCo for the experience that they are giving me. I look forward to all the exciting projects and opportunities ahead.
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SALAAM TOUR DATES

Look out for SALAAM tour dates this Autumn

Our tour kick starts at Redbridge Drama Centre, Essex on 7th October and tiptoes it's way towards Long Whatton Community Centre, Loughborough on 10th October.

Sonia Sabri Company's photo. Sonia Sabri Company's photo.

Salaam meaning ‘peace’ is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating harmony, inner –stillness and the simple bliss of being alive.

To book tickets for either date please see below.

SALAAM
Redbridge Drama Centre, Essex.
7th October
http://redbridgedramacentre.co.uk/RedbridgeDramaCe…/WhatsOn…

Long Whatton Community Centre, Loughborough.
10th October
Tickets: 01509 646412

Photograph credits to Pulkit Sharma



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