Dorr-e Dari at Maritime Museum x Vivid Ideas

Presented by Vivid Ideas in association with The Australian National Maritime Museum, Dorr-e Dari be joining Blacktown Arts to present Our Place.

Our Place showcases a vibrant and interactive program of live performances, music, film, workshops, conversation and more.

WHEN: 12pm – 7pm, Saturday 18th June 2022
WHERE: Australian National Maritime Museum

Entry is free all day.

A Taste of Dorr-e Dari

Join us for this intimate poetry salon with the cast members from PYT Fairfield’s smash hit, Sydney Festival show Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love. 

In a pop up cabaret format the Dorr-e Dari performers will be sharing stories of life and love from the streets Mashhad, Tehran, Kabul and Merrylands. Please bring whatever problems of the heart you have with you. The great poet Hafez will solve everything. No problem to difficult. Satisfaction guaranteed. 

If you like this taste of this, there is plenty more. Catch Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love at:

Arts Centre Melbourne
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September 2022

Sydney Opera House
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2022

Jawad cooking lamb Shorba 

Sometimes, people asked us about Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love and how we made the show for the Sydney Festival. Really, the answer is that we took the time to get to know each other. Mahdi, Bibi and Jawad would gather in Merrylands with other members of the creative team. We would sit around the table, tell stories, recite poetry, and Jawad would cook his favourite dish – Lamb Shorba! You might want to take notes for this video demonstration, and we are going to hand it over to Bibi to translate…

Featuring Jawad Yaqoubi and Bibi Goul Mossavi
Video filming Mahdi Mohammadi
Video editing Sean Bacon
Creative Team Paul Dwyer, Daisy Montalvo, Gabriela Green Olea and Katy Green Loughrey
Captioning 121 Captioning