The Translation Project presents, in partnership with Beyond Persia, the Iranian Literary Arts Festival, a week of films, panels, parties, art, gala celebration and the world premier of ICARUS/RISE, a theatrical show based on new Iranian poetry.
ICARUS/RISE connects the myth of Icarus with the migration of Iranians, and the solitary journey of the artist/migrant in the quest for freedom. ICARUS/RISE begins after the fall and is the journey to self-possession, featuring the emerging voices of Iranian poetry, including Shahrouz Rashid,the poet of "Icarus". Created by Niloufar Talebi, original score by Bobak Salehi, choreography and video by Alex Ketley. See http://www.thetranslationproject.org
for more details.
Tickets for ICARUS/RISE range from $35-$50 for Thursday 11/15 and Friday 11/16 and $185 for Saturday 11/17 gala celebration. Tickets entitle purchasers to films, panels, and parties throughout the week. Call City Box Office 415/392-4400.