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World Music Institute to Present Hamid Rahmanian's SONG OF THE NORTH in March Photo World Music Institute to Present Hamid Rahmanian's SONG OF THE NORTH in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2023

World Music Institute will present Song of the North, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian in March.

World Music Institute Announces Spring/Summer 2023 Season Photo World Music Institute Announces Spring/Summer 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2023

WMI celebrates its 38th year in NYC with sixteen performances featuring artists from over a dozen countries.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, the New York Philharmonic & More to Perform at Open House Week Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell, the New York Philharmonic & More to Perform at Open House Weekend in the New David Geffen Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic announced the lineup for¬†Open House Weekend‚ÄĒa free weekend-long celebration for all with more than 40 events at the new David Geffen Hall on October 29 and 30.

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring 10 Companies Photo TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring 10 Companies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND, in association with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, has announced its 2022:23 season featuring 10 companies, four countries and five debuts.

BAMkids Presents The US Premiere Of SONG OF THE NORTH in March Photo BAMkids Presents The US Premiere Of SONG OF THE NORTH in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

The large-scale cinematic live performance is an inspirational epic from ancient Persia through shadow puppetry, projected animation, music, movement, and theater. Over 400 handmade puppets are used to tell the story of Manijeh, a courageous heroine who uses her strengths and determination to rescue her beloved and help prevent a war.

SONG OF THE NORTH Announces World Premiere & U.S Premiere Photo SONG OF THE NORTH Announces World Premiere & U.S Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

'Song of the North,' a visually stunning, cinematic-style shadow play for all ages, will have its world premiere February 10 to 13 at Musée du quai Branly in Paris and have its U.S. premiere March 5 and 12 at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater with educational shows March 7, 8 and 11.

BAM Presents The North American Premiere Of SONG OF THE NORTH Photo BAM Presents The North American Premiere Of SONG OF THE NORTH
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Brooklyn Academy of Arts presents the North American premiere of Hamid Rahmanian's newest large-scale cinematic live performance, Song of the North. Created and directed by Rahmanian and produced by Melissa Hibbard, the show will employ shadow puppetry, animation, movement, an original music score by Ramin Torkian with lead vocals by Azam Ali, and voiced dialogue to interactively tell a tale adapted from the Book of Kings (Shahnameh).

Silkroad Ensemble Presents HEROES TAKE THEIR STAND at The Soraya Photo Silkroad Ensemble Presents HEROES TAKE THEIR STAND at The Soraya
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 2, 2019

The "United Nations" of music, Silkroad Ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary with an entirely new multi-media, evening-length work that unpacks the magnitude of being fearlessly human in the face of incompatible obligations.  Heroes Take Their Stands, both the name of the program and an ambitious multimedia commission project, is performed on Sunday, April 28 at 7:00pm at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya).

Elaborate Shadow Theater Experience FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Pl Photo Elaborate Shadow Theater Experience FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,' most elaborate shadow theater experience ever created, comes to Kaye Playhouse September 7-8. Tale from historic epic, 'Shahnameh,' is staged with ingenious design and cinematic wizardry. Exquisite production is a live animation experience for all ages.

FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse in September Photo FEATHERS OF FIRE: A PERSIAN EPIC Comes To Kaye Playhouse in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

'Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic' is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. Inspired by the tenth century Persian epic 'Shahnameh' (The Book of Kings), it dramatizes the origin story from the tale with elaborate shadow puppets, multimedia and live actors. The production, which debuted at BAM in 2016 and was presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the same year, returns to New York next month for two days only. It will be presented by Fictionville Studio September 7 and 8 at Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Ave. (at 68th Street), for three performances only before it travels to China and Paris.