The Persian Rite of Spring at LACMA

Nowruz Tribute - Shahnameh
Nowruz Tribute - Shahnameh

The Translation Project is pleased to announce its newest show, The Persian Rite of Spring, commissioned by the Farhang Foundation, to world premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on March 14, 2010, at 12:30 PM.

The Persian Rite of Spring, created by The Translation Project’s Niloufar Talebi in collaboration with composer Bobak Salehi, is a multimedia show about the mythology, poetry, music, folklore and celebrations of Nowruz, a millennia-old tradition celebrated by Iranians and others around the world. The birth of light and its victory over dark is an archetypical dynamic with a series of ceremonies from Yalda (Winter Solstice) through 13-Bedar (Outdoor 13) that usher in the renewal of the world each spring, which The Persian Rite of Spring brings to life.

The performance will take place in the Leo S. Bing Theater at LACMA at 12:30 p.m. The event is FREE to the public. Due to limited seating (450), tickets are required and may be obtained free-of-charge on a first come, first served basis from LACMA’s box office, starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 14th. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd • Los Angeles California 90036 • Phone: 323-857-6000.

The Persian Rite of Spring performance is part of Farhang Foundation’s second annual, all-day Nowruz celebration at LACMA on March 14, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The performance will be followed by a special musical performance by the Hamed Nikpay Ensemble, which includes some of the most talented world musicians, performing Hamed Nikpay’s signature Persian melodies fused with a flamenco beat, at LACMA’s LA Times Central Courtyard.