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Sonia Sabri to Bring EKALYA to Latitude and WOMAD Festivals, July 2014

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Sonia Sabri to Bring EKALYA to Latitude and WOMAD Festivals, July 2014

SONIA SABRI is to perform her thrilling solo dance work, EKALYA, at two of the UK's biggest festivals this summer. On July 19th at Latitude and on July 26th at WOMAD Sonia will take to the dance stage with her band, led by Sonia Sabri Company's Musical Director, Sarvar Sabri, and will blow the audience out of their tents!

"I'm so excited about performing at Latitude and WOMAD this summer," says Sonia. "We've heard so much about both festivals and feel very lucky to be invited to perform. We have energetic presentations of dance and live music at both which is our speciality.

"In addition to performing at WOMAD, Sarvar and I will take part in the Festival's Taste the World session at 6pm where a master chef is going to cook one of our favourite Indian dishes - Mughlai Paneer Masala which will be served with delicious mango lassi to 50 lucky members of the audience. Alongside the cooking, we'll be sharing some chat, rhythm, melodies and cooking tips - sounds like the perfect evening!"

Ekalya (from the Sanskrit 'solo') is a barnstorming, solo composition that intricately and deftly weaves dance with music and features dancer/choreographer Sonia Sabri's electrifying signature footwork, whipping turns, complex rhythms and storytelling mime and gesture. A contemporary/classical celebration of Persian and Indian artistry expressed through the intricate language of Kathak dance, Sonia will be accompanied onstage by master tabla player Sarvar Sabri (left with Sonia) with musicians on sitar, harmonium and vocals.


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