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Sonia Sabri Company (SSCo) is one of the leading contemporary South Asian dance & music companies in the UK. The company has an international reputation for presenting Kathak dance in a contemporary context, without diluting it’s integrity.

SSCo is pleased to join the Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisations in 2012 as well as celebrating its 10th year anniversary. 
SSCo aims to;
  • Develop a fresh and distinctive style by reinventing Kathak.
  • Raise the profile of Kathak, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Create new works, both classical and contemporary that is relevant & accessible to a wide audience.
  • Tour work nationally and internationally supported by learning and participatory opportunities.
  • Create work that is progressive, challenging, technically accomplished and sincerely felt.
  • Explore and collaborate across artistic disciplines.
  • Encourage a continued interest in Kathak amongst future generations through education and artist development.
These approaches form three main strands of our work;

Classical
Sonia Sabri Company explores and brings to the fore aspects of classical Kathak, which are less well known, exploring the Sufi and Persian influences within the dance and performing with original and rare compositions of Indian classical music.

Contemporary
SSCo believes Kathak is a living artform, which continues to evolve like a language used to express or emotion to engage. We seek fresh ways to develop and inform our work by responding to contemporary experience and diverse inspirations, whilst retaining the essential purity and integrity of kathak, Ideas are introduced through dialogue rather than a fusion of disciplines, challenging dance vocabulary and physical and emotional expression.

Urban
Continuing with the quest of reinvention, Sonia Sabri has developed a distinct style ‘Urban Kathak’. Taking inspiration and influence from people and urban settings, this growing vocabulary creates edgy, familiar, and unpredictable works particularly accessible for young and new audiences

Contact: Tel: 0044 (0) 121 622 3135 Email: CompanyEmail

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