Celebrating Women this March
To mark International Women’s Day this month, we’re spotlighting some of the brilliant female Muslim artists in the UK that we’ve worked with so far.
Sonia Sabri is a prolific and versatile British dancer-choreographer from Birmingham who creates work that spans from the presentation of classical North Indian ‘Kathak’ dance to explorations of contemporary approaches. Sonia’s innovation within her form has been highly acclaimed through several commissions and awards for her work. Sonia is also a teacher of ‘Kathak’ and regularly undertakes workshops, lecture-demonstrations and residencies in national and international venues. In 2017, Sonia performed and led workshops for our Amal at Greenbelt programme.
Sabrina Mahfouz is a playwright, poet, screenwriter and performer from London who has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is the recipient of the 2018 King’s Alumni Arts & Culture Award for inspiring change in the industry. Sabrina is the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write – a 2017 Guardian Book of the Year – and an essay contributor to the multi-award-winning The Good Immigrant.
Award-winning international artist, Moriam Grillo, has over twenty years of experience working with clay. Community engagement is a core part of Moriam’s practice which is evident in many of her works including the Peace Fountain she created with Amal’s support in 2017. The beautiful Peace Fountain is currently on display at the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton.
Eleanor Martin is a theatre-in-education specialist and Associate Director of Khayaal Theatre Company. With a background as a professional actress and stage director, Eleanor has performed as a storyteller for the past 15 years. She employs a dramatic and physical multi-character role-playing performance style that has been described by audiences as mesmerising and spiritually nourishing.
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