Birmingham Hippodrome Associates Sonia Sabri Company will perform Roshni, a beautifully intimate combination of dance and live music in the Patrick Studio on Thursday 16 May.

Roshni showcases the Northern Indian form of dance Kathak for which Sonia is especially known for. The show takes inspiration from her experience growing up and living in Britain, celebrating diversity across many communities. The performance will consist of three distinctive sections: The Call, The Light and The Wave with each exploring the highs and lows of life, whilst giving us hope for the future.

Derived from the Persian word meaning light or brilliance, Roshni encompasses this meaning, transporting audiences on an uplifting journey driven by bold and expressive percussion. Instrumentalists and vocalists Katie Stevens, Emily Dore, Sam Slater and Gulfam Sabri will be led by Birmingham-based classical musician Sarvar Sabri. Visible on stage, together they will play music inspired by folk, jazz and traditional Indian music to accompany the dance motifs. Similarly to jazz, improvisation is considered a key part of Kathak dance and provides an exciting experience for both newcomers and connoisseurs of the dance form.

Following the performance, a post-show talk will be available for audience members who wish to hear more about the inspiration and detail of the piece.

Roshni comes to Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 16 May. Tickets can be booked here.