Theater Performance: 'Ta'zieh: Between Two Rivers'
April 27—April 28, 2017 7:30 pm
April 29, 2017 2:00 pm
A Ta’zieh starts with a procession: live music, costumes, bystanders drawn into the celebration. This Iranian tradition has evolved into a worldwide event that brings people together to work through community struggles and clashes through music, drama and spectacle.
Iranian theater artist Nikoo Mamdoohi recognized that Ta’zieh’s core elements resonate with our own complicated racial history, and she and writers Q-mars Haeri and Ifa Bayeza are collaborating on a new cross-pollination of Iranian and African-American words, music and rituals, using this ancient mythic practice to address tragedy and conflict in our own time.