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The London premiere performance and screening

Led by world renowned tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri, five musicians of different musical genres, backgrounds and faiths provide the backdrop for a poetic and visceral film. It explores the traditional Persian calligraphy known as Nasta’liq, based on a ghazal from a 16th-century Mughal manuscript in the British Library collections. Calligraphy, movement, animation and music come together at this London premiere performance and screening.

The music is composed and structured in some sections and improvised in others, thus responding to each musician's artistry as well as the visuals, making it a unique performance every time.

‘Dastaan’ is a Farsi word, which has been used by Urdu speaking people and from there came to the Hindi language. It means ‘story’ or ‘story of our life’ and is a poetical word used in lyrics and poems. 

Created by Sonia Sabri Company and funded by ACE. Supported by Birmingham Royal Ballet


Name: Dastaan
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £8.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Friend of the BL: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546