The Persian Rite of Spring: the story of Norouz/Nowruz

Commissioned by the Farhang Foundation

World Premiere: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 14, 2010

Written, created and performed by Niloufar Talebi, with Bobak Salehi

The Persian Rite of Spring brings to life the mythology, poetry, music, and folklore of Nowruz/Norouz یلدا جشن سده چهارشنبه سوری نوروز سیزده بدر

The Oldest art form, storytelling, is on dazzling display in Niloufar Talebi’s electrifying and multi-disciplinary wisdom. Niloufar masterfully captures the essence of ancient rituals and myths while infusing them with a thoroughly modern sensibility. The result is a theatrical performance for all ages that will awaken even the most slumbering soul into a new beginning!’

                                                                     --Maryna Hrushetska, Art Consultant


‘A cultural worker of the highest order, Niloufar Talebi does the bravest work, transforming not only the society from which she comes, but help change the society in which she lives.‘         --Jack Hirschman, San Francisco Poet Laureate


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