Imagine a life where every meaningful decision you had to make was weighed up against the wisdom of the poets
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 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 Fairfield
2019 – GENERATE program at Crack Festival
2019 – Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix
2019 – PYT Residencies
Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love is currently in development.
This project is proudly supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through Create NSW, The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and the University of Sydney
Image Credit: Karen Therese