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Feathers Of Fire: A Persian Epic
01/26/2017 – 7:30 pm - 01/29/2017 – 8:40 am$30
We are thrilled to announce that the amazing Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic shadow play is coming soon to Chicago! January 26-29, 2017 at Studebaker Theater! The show is presented by Blair Thomas & Co. as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in partnership with Pasfarda!
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play and an all-age adventure, created by Hamid Rahmanian, an Iranian-American graphic designer and filmmaker who recently created a new edition of Shahnameh, in collaboration with Larry Reed. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). Inspired by Iranian visual traditions, Rahmanian uses puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation to bring the story to life on a cinema-sized screen. The show features original music by Loga Ramin Torkian & Azam Ali.
Hamid Rahmanian is an Iranian-American filmmaker and graphic artist. After an early career at Disney Feature Animation Company, Rahmanian started his own production firm, Fictionville Studio, in 1998.
Fictionville Studio films have played festivals in LA, Toronto, Venice, and New York and garnered major international awards. Rahmanian’s films have been used in the social service sector to combat negative stereotypes about Iranians, to promote anti–capital punishment laws in the US, and to raise funds and awareness for the plights of disadvantaged women and girls around the world. Several of Rahmanian’s works have been broadcast internationally on PBS, Sundance, IFC, BBC, DR2, and Al Jazeera.
Rahmanian’s most recent project is the illustration and adaptation of the 10th-century Persian epic poem Shahnameh by Ferdowsi. Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings is a best-selling, 600-page art book published by The Quantuck Lane Press and distributed by W. W. Norton & Company.”