Stories of Real Women from Birmingham's Ladypool Road
An Oral History Project
We have arrived at the final stage of our project Ladypool Speaks, following on from our heartfelt celebratory event at the Mac Birmingham! The evening was a fascinating array of poetry, visuals & evocative live music, inspired by the real stories of amazing women which left onlookers feeling touched by their strength and experiences. Thank you for everyone who came along to support us at this event.
Superb review of Ekalya at Endinburgh Mela!
Photo © Simon Richardson
To see the full review please click on the link below:
Don't miss our next performance of Ekalya at The Bharitya Vidya Bhavan, London on Saturday 11th October at 6.30pm.
To book please contact the venue direct:
The Bhavan Centre
Saturday 11th October at 6.00pm
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
4a Castletown Road
London W14 9HE
THANK YOU &
GOODBYE TO ELENA MASARIN
Sonia Sabri Company Trainee
(European Training Placement)
A huge thank you to Elena Masarin for all her hard work over the last few months! The pleasure was ours! Elena joined us from Italy and worked on various film projects with the team, including research and development. We would like to wish her good luck with future aspriations and her forthcoming exams!!
INTERVIEWSonia Sabri has recently been interviewed by Ashima Suri!
Click on the link below to find part one of her interview, where she speaks openly about her journey into Kathak.
PART TWO IS COMING SOON ON FUSIA MAGAZINE ONLINE.
ART COUNCIL SUPPORT
COMMENT FROM SONIA SABRI“I’m absolutely delighted that Sonia Sabri Company has been awarded an uplift of funds from the Arts Council for a further three years from 2015,” says Artistic Director, Sonia Sabri. “In the last few years we’ve been gradually building audiences both here and abroad and our education programme is poised to expand into new territories. We’re very appreciative of the continuing support of the Arts Council which gives us the confidence to put into practise our plans to expand our education programme, to build our audience reach with touring existing repertory and new work and to extend our work with collaborators and other theatre and dance companies here in the UK.”
NEW PROJECTS MANAGER
FOR SONIA SABRI COMPANY
A warm hello to you all. I have recently taken over the exciting role of projects manager here at Sonia Sabri Company. I am thrilled that I have been given the opportunity to work with this amazing company, therefore I am eager to get my teeth into all the inspiring projects we have to offer.
I have worked in the arts for over 16 years, creating theatre, dance and arts projects for the community, as a practitioner and a producer. I have always had a huge passion to create, therefore being involved with projects using large scale puppets, physical theatre, mask-work, dance and many more exciting other collaborative art forms!
I believe, with bounds of conviction, that the creative and imaginative side should be encouraged in all people young, old, and somewhere in between. The arts can be fun, awe-inspiring and therapeutic!
I look foward to being involved in more innovative and inspirational projects and endeavour to spread our creativity far and wide.
Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 7.30pm
Solihull Arts Complex, Library Square, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG
Tickets: £10 (£9 concs), £7 children
Box Office: 0121 704 6962 or book online
Presented by Sampad
With special curtain-raiser performances from Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, Alderbrook School, Solihull, and Dance Workshop Contemporary Youth Dance
“I felt like jumping up onstage to join them…full of vibrant energy…Kathakbox is at the same time uplifting and highly enjoyable.” (Londondance.com)
Kathakbox is the latest production from one of the UK’s most dynamic dance companies. Sonia Sabri Company celebrate the diverse energy of modern Britain through a brand new dance style: Urban Kathak.
Kathakbox brings together Indian Kathak dance’s grace and vigour and the rhythms & rhymes of Hip Hop culture.
Complex classical rhythms converse with beatbox and the verbal dexterity of Kathak rap (Kavitt) layers with urban poetry.
Kathakbox does not ‘box in’ these genres to a particular time or place, but discovers the raw spirit and heartbeat of each art form which reverberate between cultures.
Reflecting the diverse, intersecting rhythms of the human experience, Kathakbox encourages us to ‘think outside the box’.
This bold, heart-pounding production features Sonia Sabri performing alongside dancers Nathan Geering, Suzanne Grubham and Amayra Fuller, tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri, acclaimed spoken word artist & vocalist Marcina Arnold and beatboxer Shan Bansil.
A unique opportunity to join Sonia and Ash in class!-->
Sonia Sabri was selected to perform as part of BDE 2014 in Edinburgh. The British Dance Edition showcases the very best of British Dance to a national and internal delegation. Sonia won the support of many and put pure Kathak back on the stage for world class dance in the UK.
Here's a short interview with Sonia Sabri at BDE
Congratulations to SSCo's youth dancers Kathakaars who have been selected to perform as part of the biggest youth dance platform in the country.
The Kathaakars will be one of the first South Asian Dance youth groups to perform as part of the festival. U DANCE Festival will take place 19-21 July 2014. Watch this space for more details. http://www.u-dance.org/main.cfm?type=2014INFO
Manasmitra's Rudra (rage) choreographed by Sonia Sabri with music composed by Sri Surinam is now touring. Watch the trailer.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGYKE-aaJ_E&feature=youtu.be
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS
01522 882 000; http://lpac.co.uk/
Thu 20 Mar
Helmsley Arts Centre
The Old Meeting House, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5DW
01439 771 700; http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/
Sat 5 Apr
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP
01484 430 528; http://www.thelbt.org/
Thu 10 Apr
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
0113 220 8008; http://theatreleeds.com/d/
Sun 13 Apr
Sonia Sabri Company is inviting Birmingham based dance and music groups to take part in a new showcase event, Akaar at mac (Midland Arts Centre) on Sunday 9th March 2014 at 5pm.
Akaar 2014 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; the prestigious and newly refurbished, main theatre at mac.
Arts Awrard Discover
Sonia Sabri Company
Ustad Sarvar Sabri