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Roshni (from the Persian word meaning light or brilliance) is an intimate crafting of dance and live music, made up of three distinctive and engaging dance pieces: The Call, The Light and The Wave which explore the highs and lows of life today. The audience are taken on an emotional journey, through wordless storytelling, eclectic music, percussive dance and upbeat audience interaction, Roshni is both deeply moving and gloriously entertaining.

Just as improvisation is the heartbeat of jazz, improvisation is considered a core part of a solo Kathak dance performance – consequently no performance of Roshni is the same! It is the perfect first introduction to those who have never experienced South Asian dance and something quite different for connoisseurs. Roshni beautifully demonstrates the connection between music and dance.

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"The performance was full of power, emotion and grace. The combination of indian music and music from other cultures was unique." Audience Member, Dance City

“We were delighted to welcome the exquisite Sonia Sabri Company back to Belfast to premiere Roshni at The Lyric Theatre (sold out). Affirming her position as one of the most celebrated Kathak dancers in the UK, Sonia continues to lead the way in South Asian dance nationally.”
Krishan Tandon, Director, Belfast Festival

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“The show was amazing! Everyone thought it was beautiful – they kept coming back to Sonia’s incredible energy and skill and how expressive she was. They also really appreciated how she was able to effectively engage with the audience and via her storytelling and unique ensemble of musicians was also able to successfully bring Indian together with western musical influences.”
Pravinder Singh, Head of Programmes & Planning, Milapfest Liverpool.

For programming enquiries, please contact our Producer

Claire Birch - ClaireEmail