Untold // New Music & Puppet Theater

On Friday, March 6th, we are presenting an evening of new musical works paired with puppet theater. The pieces draw inspiration from traditional cultural sources, retold through a contemporary lens. Composer Bahar Royaee and shadow puppet artist, Deniz Khateri, are an Iranian artistic duo who derive elements from their traditional and modern art forms to address contemporary issues around immigration, diaspora, and feminism. “Leylie” recounts the Persian folktale of Majnoun and Leylie, through the perspective of the female protagonist, giving Leylie a platform to reclaim her story. We are also pleased to present the premiere of Hubert Ho’s “Filial,” in collaboration with puppeteer Anna Wang, based on the Confucian Filial Exemplars, ancient Chinese parables intended to model children’s proper behavior towards the parental generation and beyond. These texts are paired with reflections of filial identity in contemporary Asian-American experiences. We welcome Tiffany Chang (conductor) and Felicia Chen (voice) in their Dinosaur Annex debuts.

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Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 7:30pm
First Church Boston
66 Marlborough Street

$25 general / $15 students & seniors

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