Sonia Sabri Company Trainee 

(European Training Placement)


A very warm welcome to Elena Masarin. Elena joins us for three months from Italy and will be working on various projects with the team, including film projects, education work and our current HLF project. Here's to exciting & new ventures!




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.



Labyrinth, The Glasshouse, Stourbridge

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

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.