LABYRINTH DANCE THEATER
NOOR tells the story of World War II heroine Noor Inayat Khan
whose father, Hazrat Inayat Khan, brought Universal Sufism to the West.
Although Noor grew up in a family that practiced pacifism, she became the first female wireless operator for Britain's SOE to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France and was ultimately the last communication link between London and Paris. Code named Madeleine, Noor wanted to save innocent victims from the atrocities of Nazi Fascism, passionately believing in freedom for all people. Her heroic life would end after being transferred to Dachau. Defiant to the end,
Noor's last cry was “LIBERTÉ!”
This 40 minute dance-theater tour de force stars Felicia Norton
whose performance as NOOR received
standing ovations in London, Paris, Edinburgh and New York.
Written and Directed by SASHA SPIELVOGEL
Music: David Majzlin
Choreography: Sasha Spielvogel and Felicia Norton
opens the concert singing and playing crystal bowls
creating a sacred space for the inspiring story of NOOR.
Performance followed by a Q&A
November 13th @ 3:30 p.m.
St. Mark’s Church
Second Avenue and 10th Street, NYC
Tickets $25, $18 for seniors and students
For more information about NOOR and to buy
(also available at door day of show - cash only)
For more information, contact Jon-Marc McDonald, 646.719.3690
Proceeds from the performance to benefit:
Hope Project India
Network for Africa
“The highlight was Labyrinth Dance Theater’s NOOR.
Performer Felicia Norton was outstanding..”
– Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festival review
“Felicia Norton’s dancing in NOOR by Labyrinth Dance Theater
was beautiful, nuanced and subtle.”
- Amiel Clarke, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Absorbing, gripping story...a treat for the mind...
Norton is an extraordinary dancer.”
- Lisa Jo Sagolla, Backstage, New York
“Noor was such a fascinating and warm character, and dance is a
great way of celebrating her life and achievements.
Felicia Norton danced her beautifully, and the
music score by David Majzlin was gripping.”
- Amraine Rasool, Producer, BBC Scotland radio
“Some brilliant stuff, especially Labyrinth Dance Theater
- genuinely inspiring”
- Kay Leeds
“Labyrinth Dance Theater’s production is an incredibly riveting and inspiring story. I saw NOOR at the New York premiere and the palpable sense of connection between the audience and Felicia Norton was amazing.
I cannot praise NOOR enough.”
- Ellen McKey, Director, Foreign Fulbright Student Programs