Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre
George Weston Recital Hall,
Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
Dec. 21, 2012 @ 8 pm
Maghamat, the Sufi-shamanic art of spirit, integrates Poetry, Music, and Dance, expressing cultural spirituality and a philosophy of life. Over centuries, the dance element disappeared. In Sama-e Rast, walking on the vulnerable edge of emotions, Sashar Zarif passionately reintegrates dance back into the form, in an extraordinary collaboration with Alim Qasimov and his Ensemble.Mr. Qasimov is simply one of the greatest singers alive, with a searing spontaneity that conjures passion and devotion, contemplation and incantation. New York Times