DAC proudly presents the third and final session of a three-event series, featuring director, actor, choreographer, and dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam. This session will be a reading of Sadegh Hedayat's undated manuscript, “Al-be`thatu-Islamiya ellal-belad'l Afranjiya” (An Islamic Mission in the European Lands), which was only published for the first time in 1982. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of satire and community. Refreshments will be served.
NOTE: This event is presented entirely in Persian language.
About the Artist
Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam was born In Iran but moved to Paris in his early teens. His choreography style is usually based on Persian classical music that brings Persian myths, poetry, and dance together to create an atmosphere of magical quality.
He has danced in Seven Pavilions of Love, Sohrab and Gordafarid, and Khosrow and Shirin. In his Dance-Mythologic (a collection of Dances based on Persian mythology) piece, Shahrokh is a story teller translating the lines from thousands of years ago into movements familiar to today's audience all over the world. In Moshkin Ghalam’s view, movement is to convey a message; he does not believe in using movement for the sake of movement. His extensive training in world dances, along with his open-mindedness, allows him to take all that he feels necessary from other cultures, add to it, or sometimes re-invent it each time in a new context for a different purpose.
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