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Too Loud A Solitude with Afshin Ghaffarian

Showcase Performance

Too Loud A Solitude with Afshin Ghaffarian

Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 08:00PM
Price: Tickets start at $40, 10% off for Friends Includes same-day Museum admission

“When I read, I don’t really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing on through the veins to the root of each blood vessel.” — Bohumil Hrabal

Immerse yourself in a haunting solo dance recital inspired by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal’s Too Loud a Solitude, recounting the story of an eclectic elder who works as a paper-crusher in Prague. Iranian artist Afshin Ghaffarian performs what he calls a “murderous dance” of chaotic passion, illustrating how Hrabal’s protagonist uses his job to obsessively collect rare and banned books — and amass once-stifled knowledge without bounds. Vibrant and whimsical, the on-stage adaptation of Too Loud a Solitude offers a profound response to censorship in the modern world.

Band members:
Afshin Ghaffarian – choreographer, dancer
Leyli Daryoush – dramaturge
Heiko Moennich – stage designer
Baptiste Pizzinat – sociologist, sound engineer
Vincent Tudoce – light designer


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