Known for creating some of the most pioneering productions, Sonia Sabri Company brings a truly original performance of live music and projected film, Dastaan.
Dastaan a Persian word meaning 'story' or 'story of our life', is a riveting experience of live music and visuals in two halves. World renowned tabla maestro and composer Sarvar Sabri leads an ensemble of five exquisite musicians of different musical genres, backgrounds and faiths. Some of the musical instruments include tabla, setar (Persian), harp, vocals and a few surprises!
In the first half the musicians delve into a journey of personal stories gathered from poets and travellers, inspired by folk music of India, Persia and Wales with hints of jazz. The second half reveals an emotionally charged film of love, separation, and wonder, explored through the beauty of Persian calligraphy Nasta'liq and poignant dance, seamlessly complemented with live music. The film also features Birmingham Royal Ballet Associate Director Marion Tait CBE and Master calligrapher Mehdi Jamali.
Tickets: online: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/dastaan-with-sarva-sabri
or call 0121446 3232