Song of the North, short promo

Song of the North, French promo

2023/2024 Tour Dates

Fri - Sun,
April 5 - 7, 2024
Freud Playhouse UCLA
Song of the North
Los Angeles, CA
Fri & Sat,
April 19 & 20, 2024
Oz Arts Nashville
Song of the North
Nashville, TN

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Breathtaking fireworks of creativity.

La Monde
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A Feast for the senses.

Puppeteering International Magazine
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You’ve never seen anything like this.

Broadway Review
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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 premiered in Paris in February 2022 and was presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2022. This season, it will be presented at the Meany Center (Seattle, WA), OZ Arts (Nashville, TN), and as part of the Chicago International Puppet Festival, among other venues.

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Wash Post PREview Jan, 2024
Chicago Sun Times PREview Jan, 2024
NY Times Song of the North truck stolen


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.

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