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Song of the North, short promo
Song of the North, French promo
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Song of the North is a large-scale, cinematic performance combining the manual art of shadow puppetry with projected animation to tell the courageous tale of Princess Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia. Our female hero uses her superpowers to rescue her beloved from a perilous predicament – and to prevent a war. Adapted from The Shahnameh, the Book of Persian Kings (written over 1,000 years ago), Song of the North is a family-friendly, 80 minute performance. Created by 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Hamid Rahmanian, the original music score is by celebrated Iranian composers Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali. Song of the North will premiere in Paris in February, 2022 and will be presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March, 2022.
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Hamid Rahmanian is a 2014 John Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of the 2020 United States Artists Fellowship. His work centers on theater, moving image, and graphic arts and has been exhibited in international competitions and publications. His films have screened at Venice, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and IDFA film festivals and broadcast on PBS, Sundance Channel, IFC, Channel 4, BBC, DR2, and Al Jazeera.