Jawad and Mahdi want to know what love is. Don’t we all? Time to switch off the dating apps, step out of the nightclub for a night, and get in tune with the rhythms of a thousand year strong tradition of courtly Dari love poetry. Rest assured: there’s a verse for every condition of the heart, no matter how catastrophic.
Dorr-E Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love is a new theatre work, developed with PYT Fairfield and inspired by the practice of recitals and ‘curtain shows’ that takes place in private homes and tea-houses all through Iran, Afghanistan and other parts of Central Asia.
Co-Creator/Performers Mahdi Mohammadi and Jawad Yaqoubi
Director Paul Dwyer
Video Artist Sean Bacon
Creative Producer PYT I Fairfield
2019 – GENERATE program at Crack Festival.
2019 – Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix
2019 – PYT Residencies
This project is proudly supported by The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation, Australian Council for the Arts and the NSW Government through Create NSW
Image Credit: Alex Wisser