Four Springs-Theatrical Performance


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Contemporary Iranian poetry finds its performative roots within a collaborative improvisational dynamic. Spoken text of poetry translated into English combined with traditional Persian instrumentation and improvisational style melded with jazz. Calling on dance vocabulary combining Central Asian and western movement, informed by the poetry as translated into dramatic verse. A cutting edge performance work which transcends all borders.

Music: Hafez Modirzadeh, Mohammad Nejad, royal hartigan

Dance: Aliah Najmabadi, Larissa Verduzen

Recitation: Niloufar Talebi, Ali Dadgar

Directed by: Zara Houshmand

Translations by Niloufar Talebi

Choreography: Sharlyn Sawyer of Ballet Afsaneh

Co-produced by the Translation Project and Afsaneh Art and Culture Society

Featuring the poetry of: Partow Nooriala (USA), Majid Naficy (USA), Ziba Karbassi (UK), Abbas Saffari (USA), Reza Farmand (Denmark), Saghi Ghahraman (Canada) and more.

One performance only Sunday, January 25th, 2004 at 7:00 pm at ODC Theater 3153 17th Street @ Shotwell in SAN FRANCISCO ! ! Tickets: $15 Purchase online: Ticketweb or purchase by Phone: ODC Theater Box Office (415) 863-9834