The Old Rep, Birmingham

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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.

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Salaam on Tour 2016


Next stop...

The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Thursday 4th February 2016
Book your tickets today!

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

Photo Credit: Pulki Sharma

Kathak Camp at The Old Rep Theatre



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.

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.

Photography: Simon Richardson

Happy New Year from Sonia Sabri Company


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!