You want to know what love is. Don’t we all?
It’s time to switch off the dating apps, step out of the nightclub and get in tune with the rhythms of a thousand-year strong tradition of courtly Persian 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’ traditionally experienced in private homes and tea-houses houses all through the Persian-speaking world. You are welcomed into our home, where ancient traditions are fused with contemporary performance to create a sumptuous and immersive experience just for you.
Created by Mahdi Mohammadi, Jawad Yaqoubi, Bibi Goul Mossavi, Paul Dwyer and Sean Bacon
Performers Mahdi Mohammadi, Jawad Yaqoubi & Bibi Goul Mossavi
Director Paul Dwyer
Video Artist Sean Bacon
Producer PYT Fairfield
2019 – GENERATE program at Crack Festival
2019 – Adhocracy at Vitalstatistix
2019 – PYT Residencies
2020 – PYT and Sydney University development
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