Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North


Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center Concert Hall

Suggested for ages 7+
Run time: 80 minutes

Song of the North is a large-scale, cinematic performance combining the manual art of shadow puppetry with projected animation to tell the courageous tale of Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia, who must use all her strengths and talents to rescue her beloved from a perilous predicament and help prevent a war. This epic love story employs a cast of 500 handmade puppets and a talented ensemble of nine actors and puppeteers, all of which come together to create a spectacular experience that advances the themes of unity, collaboration and experimentation through performance and story. Song of the North, adapted from the Book of Kings (Shahnameh), challenges the Eurocentric worldview of art and storytelling through a contemporary multimedia experience of this classic Persian tale.


Ticket Information

Adults: $30
Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $24
Youth 18 and under: $20
Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $20
Bucknell students (limit 1): Free
Non-Bucknell students: $20
Youth groups are encouraged to attend this performance; receive $5 tickets by using code PERSIA at checkout, after selecting seats.

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Sponsored, in part, by
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  • • This engagement of Hamid Rahmanian's Song of the North is made possible through the ArtsConnect program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • • Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Foundation.
  • • Adriana Rojas and family in memory of Andrew