At the crossroads of Eastern Europe and western Asia lies Azerbaijan, the home country of internationally-acclaimed composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh whose music inspires The Oyan! Project (Awakening). “Crossroads” also describes this unique performance, which is a multi-disciplinary collaboration teaming Ali-Zadeh with renowned dancer/choreographer Sashar Zarif and international musicians. Portraying a mystical journey of spiritual ascent through the body, mind, and emotions, Oyan! is a contemporary investigation of Mugham, a devotional integrated practice of poetry, music, and dance.
The Oyan! Project will also be performing Saturday, October 24, 8 pm