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Monks Kirby Village Hall

Postcode: CV23 0RA

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Show Details

Presented by Sonia Sabri Company

Performance date and time
Friday, 28th April 2017
7:30 PM

A spectacular show uniting beautiful, energetic and visually stunning dance, spellbinding live music and exquisite costumes. Astounding tabla music by a world-renowned virtuoso paves the way into mesmerisingly graceful and intricate Kathak (the classical style of north India). An absolute joy to behold, and a fantastic introduction to Indian dance.

'A dynamic performer with her own spin on the Indian classical tradition.' Metro

'Fine, intense, and intelligent.' The Times ______________________________________________________________________

'Salaam' ('peace') is the Sonia Sabri Company's latest double programme, with a stunning presentation of solo tabla music and Kathak dance.

It opens with mesmerising music by Sarvar Sabri, an internationally renowned tabla player and composer with a musical lineage stretching back ten generations to the Royal Court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. An absolute joy to listen to, the intricate finger-work and rhythmic compositions are spellbinding.

And then Sonia Sabri brings her spirited and distinctive personal style to exhilarating Kathak dance, with evocative live music and vocal accompaniment. This is an exhilarating dance experience, with astounding displays of precise footwork, eloquent gesture, rapid turns and heart-pounding rhythms.

A breath of fresh air in the South Asian dance world, Sonia Sabri is acclaimed as the foremost Kathak dancer of her generation, an artist who is forging an individual path revered by dance veterans and audiences worldwide.

Produced in association with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (making the best dance happen in small spaces), supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. ______________________________________________________________________

'Expressive grace... switches effortlessly from romantic, courtly purity to an effervescent explosion of speed and flashing eyes.' Dancing Times



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Running time
80 mins + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices

Other Ticket Information
Doors open at 7pm

Main Box Office Telephone Number
07870 261058

Available From
Nicola Weaver - 07870 261058

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This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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