WHAt was on in the dome
We were excited to announce that the following artists would be performing and leading workshops in our theatre dome as part of ‘Dome in a Day’.
Kung-fu with Yasin Moradi
Yasin is a kung-fu master from Iran and was part of the National Iranian Kung Fu team. He has lived in the UK for three years.
Yasin is also an actor whose theatre credits include: The Jungle (Young Vic and West End transfers as well as it’s US premiere in New York and San Francisco) and Borderline (International Theatre Festival of Kerala and Denmark Theatre).
Kung-Fu includes: Encampment, Southbank Centre, Tehran Kung Fu show and regular performances at the National Kung Fu Festival of Iran.
Karate with Hossein SAfarkhani
Good Chance met Hossein in the dome in Calais in 2015. He is from Iran and is based in London where he teaches karate.
African and Latin Drumming workshop with Alvaro Grana
Alvaro Grana is a musician and singer from Peru. He began playing the guitar and singing at the age of 10 before joining a choir as an adult. He moved to Coventry in 1985 and formed CALICHE, a South American music group who performed in theatres and arts centres all over the UK and Europe. Alvaro has been delivering music workshops for the past 30 years, with CALICHE and as a freelance musician. In that time he has devised his own unique method of teaching hand-drumming to people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Puppetry with Karhaba Collective
Founded in 2007, Collective Kahraba is a performing arts company comprised of artists and technicians from different walks of life bringing performances to areas that never access cultural activities, make it free of charge to ensure accessibility to the largest number of people.
Over to you
Over to You is a platform for Coventry artists to share their work. Come and enjoy spoken word, dancing, live music and singing. Acts include Andrea Mbarushimana, Highly Sprung, Mama J and the Crew Girls!
Circus with Girum Bekele
Girum is a circus artist from Ethiopia wowing crowds with his… Girum’s theatre credits include The Jungle (Young Vic and Playhouse Theatre). He also performed in a theatre/circus workshop at the National Theatre Studios.
Syria recipes from home with Dina mousawi
Celebrate the unique flavours of Syria with Dina Mousawi, co author of critically acclaimed cookbook Syria Recipes from Home with demonstrations of simple recipes from the book. Explore how food and memory are inextricably linked and hear the stories of all those whose memories of and passion for food have been captured within it.
'I give this to everyone as a present... and it's always a total hit. The recipes are easy to follow, beautifully presented and perfect for anyone keen to experiment with oh-so-trendy Middle Eastern flavours.' Harriet Addison, The Times
Folk tales and stories from nigeria with Victor Iringere
Victor Iringere is 25 year old gay refugee from Nigeria. He has a portfolio that includes a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University, a Radio Presenter of the Year award and such job titles as ‘Maintenance Engineer’, ‘Celebrity PR Consultant’, ‘Start-up Founder’ and ‘Night Shelter Co-ordinator’ under his belt. Through storytelling, Victor is determined to break the stereotypes around who a refugee is. Come and listen to folk tales from Nigeria!
Mural painting with Majid Adin
Majid is an Iranian illustrator and visual artist. As part of the Good Chance Ensemble, Majid won a competition to create the official music video for Elton John’s Rocket Man, re-contextualising the lyrics as a refugee’s journey to Europe through his animation.
Majid has recently finished a one month residency at the Venice Biennale where he exhibited his work to an international audience.
Songs from sounds of REfuge
Sounds of Refuge is the brand new world music album from John Falsetto, Mohamed Sarrar and Ammar Haj Ahmad fusing Zimbabwean, Sudanese and Syrian music, spoken word and poetry.
Meeting on the set of The Jungle, the idea for Sounds of Refuge was born from a desire to challenge pre-conceptions about refuge and being a refugee.
The album was recorded at the eponymous Abbey Road Studios and premiered at Victorious Festival in 2018.
Change the word collective Premiere
Change the Word is a writing and performance collective with members from twelve countries across the world and forms part of the Good Chance Ensemble. The collective come together in workshops to share food, ideas and stories.
Change the Word Coventry will culminate in a showcase at ‘Dome in a Day’ as well as the publication of an anthology which will be available to buy online from Saturday 22nd June.
If you are an artist and want to be involved in ‘Dome in a Day’ we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with Dina at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re particularly interested in artists based in and around the Coventry area!