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Conference of the Birds

Ancient Story | Modern Journey

In this world premiere performance, ANIKAYA Dance Theater explores stories of modern day travelers—collected from members of local Muslim, refugee and dance communities—in a collaborative, movement-based dramatic work featuring projection, an original sound-score, and dancers from Boston, Benin, Brazil, Egypt and beyond. Commissioned by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), this new work is inspired by the epic storyline of the Persian literary masterpiece The Conference of the Birds, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning that recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds to the faraway peaks of Mount Qaf in search of divinity.

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Doris Duke

This project is supported by a generous Building Bridges 2017–2018 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), a Live Arts Boston grant from The Boston Foundation, a Jacob’s Pillow In Process residency, a New England Dance Fund grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, and grants from the James K Spriggs Foundation, a Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund, and the Kates Foundation.

Community Partner

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

Event 

Title:
Conference of the Birds
When:
Apr 5, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018 
Where:
Roberts Studio Theatre (Calderwood) - Boston
Category:
Performance

Venue

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Venue:
Roberts Studio Theatre (Calderwood)   -   Website
Street:
527 Tremont Street
ZIP:
02116
City:
Boston
State:
MA
Country:
Country: us