Storytelling

The Haft Paykar is a verse romance composed by the classical Persian poet, Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209) whose work include other romances such as the love stories of Layla and Majnun, and Khosrow and Shirin,  
The Haft Paykar tells the story of Bahram Gur, a king of Ancient Iran who marries seven princesses, each from a different realm. He builds for the princesses a palace of seven pavilions; each with it own colour, each dedicated to one of the planets. Bahram Gur then undertakes a journey through the seven pavilions where in each pavilion one of the princesses tells him a story that teaches him about love ...and himself.
Come listen to some of the tales Bahram heard on this journey...a journey weaved into a tapestry from the many coloured threads of story itself!  

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 1:00pm
Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday: 1 Hour | Sunday: 30 Minutes
Eastside Stage , Harbourfront Centre
English
 
 

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Event Information

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 1:00pm
Eastside Stage , Harbourfront Centre
Free
Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Eastside Stage , Harbourfront Centre
Free