Sonia Sabri Company - Salaam

16 March 2017

Sturminster Newton Exchange

Salaam, meaning ‘peace’, is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation, devised in response to the unrest around the world and aiming to refocus and reminisce on all that is good. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating the simple bliss of being alive. With the world-renowned Tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri performing outstanding compositions of rhythm, and accompaniment on powerful vocals by the talented Shoma Dey on the harmonium, the performance is fuelled with a vibrating a resonance. Internationally acclaimed for her electric stage presence, dancer Sonia revisits the roots of Kathak in a remarkable performance, which embraces a rich, joyful spirit and builds to a heartpounding rhythmic crescendo. Poignant metaphorical narratives combined with Sonia’s command of intricate footwork, eloquent gesture and rapid spins takes audiences on a powerful journey. Sonia Sabri Company is one of Britain’s leading South Asian Dance and Music companies, exciting the national and international dance scene by presenting Kathak dance in new spaces and contexts, and to new audiences, developing a distinctive, contemporary style which speaks to the here and now. This outstanding production tours Dorset through Artsreach, the counties arts charity.

*Look out for dance workshops with this outstanding company*

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