Dorr-e Dari Community Programs on Tour

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A series of community programs that will enhance your Dorr-e Dari theatre experience

Arts Centre Melbourne

Art and Advocacy

Art and advocacy has long played an intimate connection in influencing social change.

This panel and workshop facilitated by Dorr-e Dari co-creator Bibi along with co-creators and performers Mahdi, Jawad and Hasiba follows their matinee Dorr-e Dari performance.

Listen to their journey in how they became artists and how as artists in contemporary Australia they are advocating the importance of art making within their community.

Where: Art Centre Melbourne
When: Saturday 3 September 3pm
Cost: FREE (Register below)

Afghan Beading

Learn the art of Afghan beading with Dorr-e Dari’s co-creator and arts activist Bibi.

In this workshop you will begin the process in how to make your very own bookmark whilst engaging in cross cultural conversations, gaining new skills and finding your creative expression.

Where: Art Centre Melbourne
When: Saturday 3 September 5pm
Cost: FREE (Register below)

Sydney Opera House

Afghan Beading

Learn the art of Afghan beading with Dorr-e Dari’s co-creator and arts activist Bibi.

In this workshop you will begin the process in how to make your very own beaded keychain whilst engaging in cross cultural conversations, gaining new skills and finding your creative expression.

Where: Sydney Opera House
When: Saturday 10 September 10am
Cost: $25 (Book below)

About the Artists
Bibi Goul Mossavi

Bibi trained in Media Culture and Communication at Macquarie University and postgraduate studies in psychology at the University of New South Wales. She is a passionate advocate of women’s rights and equality and CALD representation in the performing arts space. As a performer with the PYT Fairfield Ensemble, she made a big splash in Swimming Pool, directed by Tessa Leong. Bibi also co-developed and performed in Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love at the Sydney Festival and PYT Fairfield in 2021. Currently, Bibi works as a Programming Coordinator with the Sydney Opera House. She is also a beadwork artist, specialising in Afghan bead work.

Mahdi Mohammadi

Mahdi trained as a director at Kabul University. He co-founded Papyrus Theatre, which was awarded first prize at the Afghan National Theatre Festival, as well as touring to India and Sweden. In Australia, Mahdi has performed with the PYT Fairfield Ensemble and was a co-devisor/performer in PYT’s Tribunal.

Jawad Yaqoubi

Jawad runs a business as a plasterer, working on building sites all over Sydney. He worked as a male model and fitness trainer in Indonesia, before arriving in Australia and making his debut as a performer at Griffin Theatre in the premiere production of PYT’s Tribunal.

Hasiba Ebrahimi

Hasiba Ebrahimi is recognised by the film industry in Afghanistan and Iran as one of the top five most enduring actress’ from the 2000s and has played leading roles in several internationally recognised films such as A Few Cubic Meters of LoveUnder the Red Light and SHEREEN. Now residing in Western Sydney, Hasiba is looking forward to her Australian theatre debut performance of PYT Fairfield’s Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love at The Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.