NOOR

The Incredible Real Life Spy Story Told in Dance
Defiant to the end, her last cry was “LIBERTÉ!”

presents
LABYRINTH DANCE THEATER’S
production of
Sasha Spielvogel’s

NOOR

December 7th at 8pm

Sarah Lawrence College
Suzanne Werner Wright Theater
at the Performing Arts Center

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, New York

Admission free

followed by a Q&A

This 45 minute dance-theater tour de force stars Felicia Norton whose performance as NOOR received standing ovations in London, Paris, Edinburgh and New York.

NOOR, a highly charged dance theater work, tells the true story of Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan, daughter of renowned classical Hindustani musician and Sufi Master, Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Written and directed by Sasha Spielvogel, with an original score by David Majzlin, co-choreographed with Felicia Norton, this 40 minute solo featuring Ms. Norton as NOOR is based on the incredible journey of a Sufi pacifist, brought up in a house filled with music, art and spirituality who became a courageous spy during WWII. Her intention-to save innocent victims from Nazi oppression.

Funded in part by ArtsWestchester

Noor stampBritian honours Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan with a stamp as part of the series 10 famous people born in 1914.
(see the series on BBC News)

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
St. Mark’s Church, New York
The Scottish Story Telling Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013
Rudolf Steiner Theatre, London, England
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland
Bryant Park, New York, NY
Shambhala Institute, Boulder, Colorado
Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance, New York, NY
The Nehru Centre, London, UK with introduction by Shrabani Basu, author of Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan
Fazal Manzil, Noor’s family home, Suresnes, France
Angel Orensanz Synagogue/Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Arts at The Abode, New Lebanon, NY
Premiere April 18, 2008 Sarasota, Florida, Performing Arts Center at Rising Tide

RADIO INTERVIEW

BBC Scotland Radio interview with Sasha Spielvogel on "Sunday Morning with Richard Holloway"
on youTube.

NOOR ON DVD

Labyrinth Dance Theater's NOOR on DVD

If you would like to purchase the DVD please email
labyrinthdance@gmail.com

 

CREATIVE TEAM
Producer: Labyrinth Dance Theater
Writer & Director: Sasha Spielvogel
Choreography: Felicia Norton and Sasha Spielvogel
Performer: Felicia Norton
Score: David Majzlin
Sound Design: Eve Cuyen
Costumes: Millie del Rio, Karen Young

Voice of Noor: Holly Villaire 
Jullian Emma Burger reading "The Great Elephant Tale" from The Twenty Jataka Tales
by Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan

"Song to the Madzub" words and music by Noor Inayat Khan, adapted for cello by David Majzlin
Poems written by Noor 
"La Violette", "The Lamp of Joy"
"My Country Awake" by Rabrindrath Tagore

Script development based on research from the following sources:
Madeleine by Jean Overton Fuller
Spy Princess by Shrabani Basu
A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson
A Life in Secrets Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WW11 by Sarah Helm
Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945 by Leo Marks
We Rubies Four: The Memoirs of Claire Ray Harper by Claire Ray Harper and David Ray Harper

Special Thanks: Shrabani Basu, Stuart Hodes, Sophia Paris, Christine Jowers, David Burger, Bruce Benedict, Doug Barron.

PHOTO GALLERY

Felicia Norton in NOOR