tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-28471229781123127282018-12-05T05:01:22.521-08:00SSCo's BlogSonia Sabri CompanySSCohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13108742118872919290noreply@blogger.comBlogger118125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-66106067106520809992018-12-05T05:00:00.003-08:002018-12-05T05:01:22.477-08:00Same Same...But Different! Image credit: Simon Richardson It’s a cold and cloudy morning here at Sonia Sabri company! We can’t start the day here without a coffee… can anyone?Anyway, I’ve been hearing an intriguing sound through the office door for a few weeks now and needed an excuse to see what’s been going on recently in the studio. I very kindly offered to make the office some coffees and finally, I had the chance Mel Lewishttps://plus.google.com/110211301611439199032noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-26695128416668446972018-11-28T07:50:00.000-08:002018-11-28T08:02:37.848-08:00Winter Weekend Kathak Camp! Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018 Image credit: Pulkit Sharma Christmas is fast approaching and we’ve not even started our Christmas shopping here at Sonia Sabri Company due to our extremely busy schedule! Does Santa do click and collect? As part of our winter programme here at Sonia Sabri Company, we’re thrilled to be again running Kathak Camp! Back by popular demand, Mel Lewishttps://plus.google.com/110211301611439199032noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-4183804327152302092018-09-26T06:09:00.000-07:002018-09-26T06:11:36.250-07:00 AKAAR - Tickets still available for SSCo's showcase extravaganza at mac Birmingham on Sunday 7th October 2018 Regional artists are set to wow audiences with their outstanding performances of music and dance. Akaar presents some of the amazing talents Artistic Director, Sonia Sabri and Musical Director, Sarvar Sabri have nurtured through their dedicated teaching and guidance. In addition, Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-28089763634831982572018-09-03T06:52:00.001-07:002018-09-03T06:54:42.096-07:00 Kathak and Tabla classes with Sonia Sabri Company Sonia Sabri Company runs classes in Kathak, led by Sonia Sabri and Tabla, taught by Sarvar Sabri. The classes cater for all ages and are a mix of people from all walks of life. I have been attending classes for a while and originally joined the Kathak classes as a distraction from my studies. As my schoolwork load was becoming heavier, I felt Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-3382488830546266372018-06-06T08:06:00.001-07:002018-07-05T14:18:52.438-07:00 The Festival vibe! There is nothing quite like the thrill of performing on a stage in front of an audience. Unless of course that stage is outdoors! It is so special to be able to perform at an outdoor venue or festival where often the audience are within touching distance of you performing and the atmosphere is upbeat and full of energy.  The ambiance of a music festival sparks a light Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-82203724683260284552018-05-03T05:24:00.001-07:002018-07-05T14:19:31.112-07:00 EXCITING NEWS NEW TEAM MEMBER AT SSCO We all here at Sonia Sabri Company would like to express a warm welcome to our newest member of the team. <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073711037 9 0 511 0;} @font-face Mel Lewishttps://plus.google.com/110211301611439199032noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-41352563417476812562018-04-24T09:19:00.000-07:002018-07-05T14:20:04.015-07:00The arrival of spring brings with it a new, vibrant dance class: Asian Folk Dance classes with Sonia Sabri With a few glorious days of sunshine last week, stunning blossom trees in full bloom and front gardens and grass verges bursting with colour and new growth it really felt like spring was round the corner, bringing with it a sense of hope, excitement and fresh opportunities. April showers may well have returned with a vengeance but this hasn’t Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-54576742379897725602018-02-05T06:26:00.001-08:002018-07-05T14:21:00.397-07:00A Review of Virago A Review of Virago  I was interested to learn that Virago had been the result of some extensive research. As a woman, I was grateful to hear this. I've always been interested in listening to other women's stories and the fact that SSCo had clearly listened to other women and had attempted to understand them, made the performance more real for me. I was informed Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-28226793680552570992017-11-21T07:23:00.003-08:002018-07-05T14:21:35.034-07:00KATHAK CAMP IS BACK! FOR KATHAK STUDENTS... That's right! The successful Kathak Camp is back again by popular demand! This time around it has been our students that have asked for this to return as they were so impressed with the last Kathak intensive! Venue: Baithak House, 202 Moseley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0RT <!--[if gte mso 9]> 0 0 1 20 119 Sonia Sabri Company 1 1 138 Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-75944023361136911692017-11-14T04:21:00.001-08:002018-07-05T14:22:06.721-07:00SONIA SABRI COMPANY'S KATHAK AND TABLA CLASSES CAPTURE THE FUN OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE Bored with the standard gym workout class and searching for something more creative and exciting than Tai Chi in the park, I came across Sonia Sabri's Kathak and Tabla classes. I wanted something that was going to engage me, excite me and keep me entertained long after. Sonia Sabri Company host a variety of different classes for all age groups, covering the beauty and energy of Indian music andLisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-88073544426741005862017-10-25T02:36:00.006-07:002018-07-05T14:22:54.226-07:00'CRAFTS OF THE PUNJAB' 'CRAFTS OF THE PUNJAB' There was a real buzz on Saturday 21st October at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. We had been invited by the venue to help celebrate the 'Crafts of the Punjab' exhibition.  The day was so busy and full of joy and fun! We felt like we didn't stop! There was Punjabi dance and music performances, Rangoli art workshops, storytellers, and so much more! And Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-19228946056054475762017-10-24T02:51:00.001-07:002018-07-05T14:23:17.400-07:00LOK VIRSA: BEYOND BORDERS, IS BACK! LOK VIRSA: BEYOND BORDERS, IS BACK! I remember the first time I ever saw ‘Lok Virsa’ and became involved in some way with the project was in April 2012 as part of the Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre.  ‘Lok Virsa’ means the ‘heritage of the people.’ It is this wonderful simplicity that Sonia Sabri Company celebrates by focussing on the beautiful arts and crafts of the Indian Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-18916694655655086752017-08-29T04:19:00.001-07:002018-07-05T14:23:52.324-07:00KATHAK AND TABLA CLASSES DID YOU KNOW...? Working in Marketing for Sonia Sabri Company can be full of surprises. Some days are spent working on a laptop completing all of the admin jobs, and other days are spent 'out and about' meeting staff of other venues to make sure that everything's looking organised for the next event.  Take for instance; Saturday 26th August, 2017. This was my first time Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-76211642465494966152017-08-09T03:36:00.000-07:002018-07-05T14:24:19.008-07:00Night of Festivals South Asia 2017 SONIA SABRI COMPANY SET TO ASTONISH AND AMAZE AUDIENCES AT NIGHT OF FESTIVALS SOUTH ASIA Saturday 19th August  1.15 - 2pm As part of Leicester's festivities marking the 70th Anniversary of India and Pakistan's Independence, Sonia Sabri Company have been invited to perform at Night of Festivals South Asia 14-19th August.  This is part of a six day festival that celebrates the Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-64686662580622604482017-07-27T09:31:00.002-07:002018-07-05T14:24:47.405-07:00 Greenbelt Festival 2017 We are extremely excited that an exert of 'Salaam' will be included in the line up of Greenbelt Festival at Boughton House, Kettering, on the 27th August, 7:00pm!  <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-62698557628353062772017-07-27T09:31:00.001-07:002018-07-05T14:25:28.188-07:00 LOK VIRSA: Beyond Borders Saturday 26th August As a company that celebrates music, poetry, crafts and dance, we are delighted to announce that our one day mela event, LOK VIRSA: Beyond Borders, will be returning to Birmingham at the Library of Birmingham this summer! On Saturday the 26th of August, from 11-4:30pm, we will be celebrating South Asian arts and culture, going 'beyondLisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-54214612052297788982017-07-05T05:41:00.003-07:002018-07-05T14:25:56.532-07:00 Akaar 2017    Akaar 2017 was a success, showcasing the local talent of the Midlands at the Old Rep Theatre on Saturday 1st July.  The journey began with an open invitation to Midlands based dance and music groups, of all  backgrounds. The responses received was overwhelming, with a variety of emerging talents showing interest. As the performance day arrived, adrenaline filled the backstageLisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-5307428603232311922017-07-03T06:35:00.000-07:002018-07-05T14:26:37.081-07:00 Live in London!   On 26th of June our fabulous group of musicians journeyed down to the British Library in London to perform DASTAAN. Nerves were in the air but we are proud to announce that the performance went fantastically! The audience loved the mixture of live music and film and we got some wonderful feedback:  ‘Brilliant blend of instruments; voices and film’ ‘I loved Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-27605561275882349592017-06-14T04:23:00.001-07:002018-07-05T14:26:58.143-07:00Akaar 2017 Akaar 2017! Join us to celebrate the emerging talent of the midlands on the 1st July 2017,  with Akaar 2017, where artists, including students from local groups and communities will unite to perform music and dance on the main stage at the old rep theatre. The performances have been supported by the teaching and guidance of artistic  and musical directors Sonia Sabri and Sarvar Sabri, Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-83304822101508435122017-06-07T02:45:00.000-07:002018-07-05T14:27:49.291-07:00 Something Nu -  Since May we have been leading a new and exciting creative project called Nu Story.   Nu Story helps women of different backgrounds find a way to share their experiences of womanhood through Movement.  The ladies will pass on what they’ve learnt in Kathak, mime and storytelling to women from other groups and priority areas, forming a network of sharing and lettingLisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-48695927456015314742017-04-26T07:53:00.000-07:002018-07-05T14:28:31.351-07:00 <!--[if gte mso 9]> 0 0 1 3 18 Sonia Sabri Company 1 1 20 14.0 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-90775302365878916402017-04-05T04:55:00.003-07:002018-07-05T14:28:59.055-07:00 A stunning solo Those who ventured into VIRAGO saw some serious girl power! Once again Sonia has mesmerised audiences, this time with her new innovative dance solo. VIRAGO exploded into theatres at it's preview performances at Mac Birmingham and The Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton. Did somebody say standing ovation? 'Mind blowing and liberating', are just some of the words that have beenLisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-74025143218803989772017-03-28T09:28:00.000-07:002018-07-05T14:29:33.266-07:00Kathak camp <!--[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--> Forget summer camp, 2017 is the year of Kathak camp From the 22nd to the 26th February 2017 we ran another fantastic Kathak camp for Kathak and Tabla students from around the UK. They were provided with a chance to learn in a fun and focused environment to, enhance their Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-75471673704467366732017-03-08T05:22:00.003-08:002018-07-05T14:30:19.515-07:00 VIRAGO IS NEAR With just one week to go until Virago hits the stage at mac birmingham, we are completely run off our feet! Blood, sweat and tears have gone into making this tremendous performance and watching it all come together this Saturday will be the icing on the cake for all of us. Stepping into the theatre today I was unaware of just what the day would entail, lights, projections, Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2847122978112312728.post-10253259761245161712017-02-27T04:10:00.002-08:002018-07-05T14:31:01.537-07:00 VIRAGO - DEBUT PERFORMANCE It’s getting close to the debut date of our brand new performance piece ‘Virago’ and we can’t wait to see you there! I’ve had the privilege of watching this inspirational piece go from a simple idea to an astounding masterpiece of dance and sound, and wow it has been a journey. We have used the thoughts and experiences of real women to inspire this piece Lisa Godsalhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03566617156071219424noreply@blogger.com0