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Les Versets TerrestresArt :: Poetry also Art :: Spoken Word
Les Versets Terrestres
8:00 PM
Sala Rossa
Festival Accès Asie is pleased to invite you to a multidisciplinary event coordinated by Houman Zolfaghari, titled Les Versets Terrestres, a tribute to the Iranian poet, Forough Farrokhzad.

Forough passed away fifty years ago in a tragic car accident, leaving behind a truly innovative body of work. She left this world suddenly and much too soon. In a culture where poetry is essential, where poets are regarded as saints or rock stars, we continue to marvel at her words. Forough was like a comet leaving a luminous trail that continues to light our way.

This tribute to Forough Farrokhzad will feature five Montreal artists, authors, poets, choreographers, and musicians. Hanieh Ziaei, Nasim Lootij, Kim-Sanh Châu, and Houman Zolfaghari will interpret a selection of the poet’s writings, accompanied by cello improvisations by Jane Chan. These artists of our time give voice, body and volume to Forough's words, explore the meanings in her work and, in so doing, bring to the stage this poet's brilliance and relevance today. A projection of The House is black, the only short film directed by Forough, will take place.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Sala Rossa
Address: 4848 boulevard Saint-Laurent Montreal, Quebec H2T1R5
Phone: N/A

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