We're very happy to announce that Sonia Sabri Company have been invited to be Associate Artists at mac, Birmingham. Since Sonia attended her very first Kathak class as a child at mac, it has been a creative home from home for her, and this new relationship will form the basis of some very exciting work in the next few years.
Our first major project at mac will be rehearsals for our brand new production, Kathakbox, a meeting of dance and urban culture. Sonia and fellow artists will be hard at work in the studio from December through to February, and they will be blogging themselves about the artistic process each week. The premiere of Kathakbox will take place in the theatre at mac on 16th, 17th and 18th February 2011. We hope to see many of the friends of the company who have supported us through the years at these performances, more information on Kathakbox will follow soon.
Sonia will also continue to teach her regular Kathak classes at mac, and this Autumn Sarvar Sabri too will join the mac team as tabla tutor. For more information on these and mac's other courses check out their website, links at the end of this post.
In the Spring, mac opened its doors once more after an intensive building project and refurbishment programme. If you haven't been down to check out the lovely new spaces, familiar friendliness and quality arts programme, what are you waiting for? www.macarts.co.uk