You want to know what love is. Don’t we all?
Switch off the dating apps, forget the nightclubs and tune in to a thousand-year strong tradition of courtly Persian love poetry in Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love.
Through intimate storytelling and epic ballads from the streets of Kabul, Tehran and Quetta, via Western Sydney, your hosts Bibi, Jawad and Mahdi will guide you on the path to love.
Inspired by the tradition of private recitals and ‘curtain shows’ performed all through the Persian-speaking world, this rich and tender new theatre work will show you there’s a verse for every condition of the heart.
Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love is presented by Sydney Festival.
Dates 20 – 24 January
First Nations Elder Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor
Concept/ Co-Creator/ Performer Mahdi Mohammadi
Co-Creator/ Performer Jawad Yaqoubi
Co-Creator/ Performer Bibi Goul Mossavi
Director Paul Dwyer
Video Artist Sean Bacon
Lighting Designer Neil Simpson
Production Stage Manager Patrick Howard
Project Intern Bernadette Fam
Producer PYT Fairfield
2019 – GENERATE program at Crack Festival
2019 – Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix
2019 – PYT Residencies
2020 – PYT and Sydney University development
This project has been developed in partnership with the University of Sydney. It has been generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the NSW Government through Create NSW, Vitalstatistix, Crack Festival and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.
Image Credit: Anna Kucera