The Conference of the Birds

Thursday, Nov 10 2016 12:00 am

Event End Time 2016-11-19 00:00
Event Location Abe Burrows Theater, 721 Broadway, First Floor, New York, NY 10003
Co-sponsors NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama
In Event Types: Performance

Based on the 12th Century poem by Farid ud-Din Attar and adapted for the stage by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere, The Conference of the Birds—a collaboration with Syrian director and SAR scholar Naila Al-Atrash—is a theatrical Sufi meditation that travels a community of mythical birds through a series of trials and tribulations as they attempt to understand the essence of the soul.

Rich in symbolism, The Conference of the Birds examines moments of discovery and despair as the flock journeys toward their quest—finding the secret of the divine.

Performances will take place at the Abe Burrows Theater from November 10th to 19th.

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