Sonia Sabri Company returns to, in Derby, with its tenth anniversary celebration show Kaavish on
Celebrating ten years of exhilarating choreography, mesmerising dance and dynamic live performance, Kaavish – meaning to ‘achieve one’s desires through action’ – is an exciting programme featuring re-staged previous works and a brand new collaboration.
The first half of the programme traces Sonia’s artistic journey with three live performances linked by previously unseen archive recordings, giving a personal insight into Sonia Sabri and her work.
The programme includes Red, exploring the cultural, spiritual and emotional significance of the visual spectrum’s most potent and resonant colour; Neon Dream, a slick, urban-flecked solo inspired by the intensity of the city at night choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh; and Nisbat, a joyful production inspired by the energetic spirit of Gypsy culture.
In the second half SSCo look forward to the next stages of Sonia’s creative journey with a new specially commissioned work made with acclaimed guest artist and performer Ash Mukherjee. Surprising and explorative, their collaboration will encompass solos and duets which trace a journey through and between the classical and contemporary worlds, challenging the boundaries between these concepts, and their respective dance styles. Sonia Sabri says:
“Ash and I are creating a piece which was initially inspired by Woody Allen’s brilliant ‘Death Knocks’, a one-act play he wrote in 1968,” says Sonia.
“The play, which was part of Woody’s famous stand-up routine, featured two characters, a grumpy old guy called Nat, and Death. It’s really a monologue about our fear of dying, but it’s also extremely funny! The dance languages work in dialogue and are based on opposites: dark and light, negative and positive, etc.”