Xanthe Gresham - Stories: The Epic Tradition
October 13, 2010
Gresham performs her own version of Firdawsi’s Shahnama. She presents the heroic Rustam and his valiant steed, Rakhsh, in stories that offer new insights into the stunning paintings based on the Shahnama, on view in the Sackler, floor 2.
The hero’s quest, supernatural powers, courageous women, the struggle between good and evil: tales that have come down through the ages. In this series, four outstanding storytellers—exponents of the spoken word, song, and narrative dance—will present epics related to works of art on view.
The evening sessions, intended for student and adult audiences, will begin with a brief introduction by a museum curator or educator. The after-school sessions, designed for families, will feature shorter stories from Greek, Persian, and Indian traditions and a chance to see related works of art.
Free admission. Open to the public.
For more information, please contact Susannah Hutchison at 617-496-8576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.