KALA SANGAM is hosting the world premiere of new work this month.

Company of Others will present Crackle. Dust. at the Bradford arts centre on Saturday April 13 at 7.30pm.

Crackle. Dust. is a poetic unveiling of women’s resilience, a call to action and a sharing of power.

Featuring a diverse ensemble of seven female performers, the show uses dance, music and spoken word to share the experiences of women.

To create Crackle. Dust. artistic director Nadia Iftkhar collected the stories of women from across the North.

The initial call out invited women to share their stories of endings – the end of a journey, a career, a love affair, a childhood, an era, a friendship or a struggle.

The resulting work is described as an ode to the strength, power and empathy of women.

Nadia said: “Crackle. Dust. reminds us of our shared experiences as women whilst opening up our world to understand those who have stories that feel worlds away from our own history.

“I hope the audience will feel a greater connection to each other through hearing these experiences together and will leave with a sense of pride in the resilience of the women they are and the women they know.

“The stories we have received range from fleeing southern Nigeria to save a daughter from female genital mutilation, leaving an abusive marriage after 20 years, to finding a new life at 73 as a singer in a band.

“They are joyful, traumatic, triumphant and heartbreakingly sad.”

Visit www.kalasangam.org or call 01274 303340 to book tickets.