A poetic crash course in the language of love | Dorr’e Dari

Dorr’e Dari

TEDxSydney 2021 – Online · 26 November 2021

Switch off the dating apps, forget the nightclubs and tune in to a thousand-year strong tradition of courtly Persian love poetry. There’s a verse for every condition of the heart. Dorr’e Dari is a poetic crash course in the language of love. Performed by three Afghan-Australians, Bibi Goul Mossavi, Jawad Yaqoubi and Mahdi Mohammadi.

Bibi is a passionate advocate of women’s rights and equality and CALD representation in the performing arts space. She is a performer, artist and currently works as a Programming Coordinator with the Sydney Opera House.

Mahdi is a feminist theatre maker who came to Australia by boat in 2013, after his theatre group had to flee Afghanistan due to their work supporting women’s rights. In Australia he has performed in the Sydney Festival, The Sydney Opera House, Griffin Theatre, PYT Fairfield among others.

Jawad has been living in Australia since 2014, after living in Iran for many years as an Afghan refugee. He has performed in festivals and on stages across Australia including The Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks, Griffin Theatre, the MCA and PYT Fairfield.

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