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In concert: Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (Iran)

Saturday May 23, 2015    8:00pm
The Chapel at Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA
$20-$25
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Presented in partnership with the
San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

Teatr Zar (from Poland) performing Armine,áSister

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, May 24, 25, 26 & 28    8 PM
Friday & Saturday, May 29 & 30    9 PM
Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
, San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

Workshop with Przemyslaw Btaszczak: Forgetting the Body

Social norms, conventions, etiquette and rules create an environment that shapes our physicality and relation to the body – that is, our "body view".

Monday May 25
12 - 4 PM Workshop
4:30 - 5:30 PM Conversation & Dinner
6:00 - 7:30 PM Documentary Film: The Witness Trilogy: Voices from the Lake
Fort Mason Center Building A (Festival Central), San Francisco, CA
$100
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San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

Old Roots, New Leaves: Workshop with Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat

The workshop will teach Persian singing technique,
focusing on a vocal ornamentation technique called tahrir.
Wednesday May 27
Fort Mason Center, Building A (Festival Central)
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Workshop
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Conversation and Dinner
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Documentary Film: Singing in Exile
Workshop Cost: $100
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San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

The Kerovpyan Family with Teatr ZAR and Murat Içlinalça in concert: Columns: Armenian Liturgical Chants


Wednesday, May 27    8:00pm
The Chapel at Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20-$25
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San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

Dengbesz Kazo (Kurdistan), with Vahan Kerovpyan (Armenia) and Murat Išlinalša (Turkey) in Concert


Sunday, May 31    8:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20-$25
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San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

Masterclass with Aram & Virginia Kerovpyan: Armenian Modal Singing: A Journey Within Sounds

Sunday, May 31    1-5 PM
Silk Road House
1944 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets: $60
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The main purpose of the workshop is to cultivate awareness of Armenian modal chant. The progressive work starts by singing a drone and intervals of unequal temperament leading the participant to learn Armenian liturgical chants by means of listening and memorization.

Presented in partnership with the
San Francisco International Arts Festival and Teatr Zar

I will remember everything. Kitka - Eric Banks - biography of "Russia's Sappho", Sophia Parnok.
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World Champion Bulgarian ice dancing team Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski skate to Kitka's music in competition in Russia, garnering perfect scores!

The song is Kitka’s interpretation of Anastas Naumov's arrangment of the iconic Bulgarian folksong, Devojko, Mari Hubava recorded on our Nectar CD.

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Thanks to the support of more than 200 generous individuals, Kitka was able to successfully match our $20,000 NEA grant for the creation and presentation of Eric Banks’ I will remember everything! We are deeply grateful to our Village for helping us to realize this project of historic importance!

Following our June 20-22 world premiere performances, Kitka recorded I will remember everything. Now we are pleased to release the album!

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