Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Imaginary Knots: Celebrating the cultural origins of Persian carpets

Imaginary Knots: Celebrating the cultural origins of Persian carpets

Time: November 24, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: LACMA; Bing Theater
Organized By: LACMA event, made possible in part by the Farhang Foundation

Event Description:
TICKET INFO: FREE tickets will be available ONE HOUR prior to the start of the show at the LACMA box office, starting at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7.
Your RSVP on Farhang.org doesn't guarantee tickets.

Three of Iran’s most creative and innovative artists present an evening celebrating their rich Persian heritage and the cultural roots they draw upon.

Green Volume by Mamak Khadem Ensemble
Singer Mamak Khadem seeks to explore the intersections of Eastern and Western musical traditions. By collaborating with traditional performers from Iran as well as world-aware instrumentalists from the West, Mamak hopes to inspire people from around the world, particularly the young, to contemplate, observe, and celebrate the value of Persian heritage.

Imaginary Knots a Collaborative production by Hamid Saeidi and Shida Pegahi
Producer - Composer Hamid Saeidi & Choreographer Shida Pegahi present the premiere of Imaginary Knots, a multimedia production exploring the cultural origins of Persian Carpets. Like an intricate silk carpet, this multimedia project weaves live music, dance and video art as it explores aspects of Persian culture.

Project Management: Bita Shafipour (SoCiArts Productions)
Short Film Director and DP: Afshin Javadi
Dancers: Shida Pegahi, Doriss Martel, Wiley Naman Strasser
Musicians: Greg Ellis (Percussion)- Hamid Saeidi (Santoor)
Video Performer: Sheila Vand
Video Editor: Alborz Kamalizad
Video Musicians: Reza Abaee(Geichak)- Mehran Khalili (Electric Guitar)
Lighting Designer: Sohail Najafi
Costume Designer: Karyn Wagner
Set Designer: Marika Stephens
Painting on Fabric: Farbod Sadjadi
Graphic Designer: Arash Kolahi

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