ZAHHAK: The Dragon King of Persia

Shahnama Centre Presents

Monday 28th October 2013

7:30 pm

A new contemporary stage work by Hossein Hadisi for voices, percussion and dance. The piece celebrates the Persian minstrels’ art of Naqqáli by reenacting the ancient myth of Zahhák from the Persian ‘Book of Kings’. The music is performed by EXAUDI, one of Britain’s leading contemporary music ensembles, and six dancers from London Contemporary Dance School. The performance also features paintings by Iranian surrealist master Ali Akbar Sadeghi.

Director and Composer: Hossein Hadisi
Art Director: Pegah Salimi
An Arts and Humanities Research Council and Higher Education Innovation Funding sponsored project under the Cultural Engagement Fund
Produced with the help of the Shahnama Centre, Cambridge

26/10/2013, 7:30pm RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX
28/10/2013, 7:30pm West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Source: West Road Concert Hall