“Rebirth” is a combined art performance based on poem by the distinguished Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad. The internationally recognised contemporary ballet dancer, Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam and the prodigious Australian-Iranian soprano singer Shirin Majd with her ensemble “Sweet Sound” will be complimented by visual art to bring to life Farokhzad’s poems.
“Tales of Scheherazade” is a brand new Australian-made chamber opera, uniquely bilingual (Persian and English) and based on the legendary collection of folk tales “One Thousand and One Nights” (Persian, Arabic, Indian, Turkish, etc.), is being developed and produced by a team of Brisbane and international creatives.
Kooch: Songs of Migration brings together music from around Iran with the creative adventure and personal expression inherent in jazz and improvised forms for a reflective journey evoking the essence of the migration experience. A performance between Shirin Majd, her ensemble and dancer, Kooch fuses traditional and new songs from the Farsi, Turkish, Spanish and English languages. Kooch presents a musical experience of Mastaneh Nazarian (one of the creators/composer) for bringing to life the universal themes that migrants have faced throughout time and place with songs of hope, peace, belonging and love’s passage.