Free pre-performance talk with the artists, Friday, Jan. 19, Noon - 1 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play is an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) who triumph at the end, against all odds. Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will come to life in a "live animation" shadow-casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-sized screen. Feathers of Fire had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016.
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