“The White Feather”
March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$53.07
Based on popular demand, rave reviews, and sold-out audiences on the West Coast, in celebration of the Persian New Year and a new dawn upon us, we invite you to join us in an unforgettable journey honoring the history of art and expression in Iran through the story of the Iranian National Ballet, and the fight for freedom by the past and current freedom fighters of our land. In 1979, Iranian ballet dancers had their art stripped from them and their final bows were never taken. Since then, the fight for freedom of expression has never ceased.
The White Feather is a Persian ballet tale that follows the inner child in all of us who yearn to express themselves freely and demand sovereignty. In tribute to Persian culture and ballet, through a child’s eyes, we witness the evolution of Iran from its ancient roots to the present day. Act One, sheds light on the history of Iran’s National Ballet and its untimely final curtain and unsung heroes of Iran’s first revolution. In Act Two, we behold a child’s transformation into adulthood under an oppressive regime, and the fire within that sparked a nation’s call to freedom, led by women. Original Music by Shahrdad Rohani.