Hamid Rahmanian's Song of the North

Hamid Rahmanian's Song of the North

Dates: 
Fri, 04/19/2024 - 8:00pm

The whole family will be enchanted by this vibrant, cinematic performance, which blends gorgeous shadow puppetry with lush animation to bring an epic Persian love story to life. Featuring a cast of 500 handmade puppets and a talented ensemble of nine actors and puppeteers, Song of the North follows the tale of Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia who must use all her strengths to rescue her beloved and help prevent a war. Adapted from the Shahnameh (the Book of Kings) by 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Hamid Rahmanian, this stunning multimedia performance creates “a feast for the senses” (Puppeteering International Magazine) while challenging Eurocentric worldviews of art and storytelling.