Thu 20 Jun 2024


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60 mins | 14+


£12* (£10*) | £5* students/under 25s



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Company Scheherazade

CROWN//تاج is the UK’s first touring production combining classical Persian dance, contemporary dance, and Sufi movement to tell a story of displacement, identity, and body sovereignty to an original soundtrack of live classical music and electronica.

Maria Tarokh directs this female-led production on its inaugural tour. The cast feature brilliant contemporary and classical dancers and virtuoso classical Persian musicians to bring you a moving, exhilarating, and energetic experience.

CROWN//تاج is a manifestation of female strength; it is an opportunity to reclaim what we lose through displacement. Using Persian miniatures, lived experience and the poetry of Forough Farrokhzad, the 3 lead dancers take the audience on a journey from determination through struggle to release. Finding courage, resilience, and joy along the way.

CROWN is a celebration of the transformation which takes place when we realise home is within ourselves.

Co-produced by Dartington Arts and commissioned by Counterpoints Arts. Supported with funding from Arts Council

Additional Information

This performance features a post show Q&A session hosted by Sandhya Dave with Director, Maria Tarokh and company members, in honour of World Refugee Day. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask company members about the process of making Crown and particularly, what the show has to say about displacement and home.


Contains adult themes and features some heavy bass.


Thu 20 Jun 2024 | 10am – 11.15am

Join us for contemporary class led by Ayesha Fazal (Rehearsal Director & Company Dancer). The class will have a strong emphasis on floor work, travelling ,classical techniques & movement exploration with a great soundtrack! Suitable for movers 16+ – dancers in training, students, professionals & people with movement experience.

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Tue 25 Jun 2024 | 2pm – 3.30pm

Join Maria Tarokh at South West Dance Hub for a one-off workshop exploring classical Persian dance! The focus will be on learning flow and isolation and responding to rhythms – as well as having fun! Open to all levels, no experience needed.

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