The current unrest in the seat of the world's oldest civilization inspired Kinan Azmeh and Kevork Mourad to explore the oldest known work of literature. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a rich, meaningful, romanctic yet humorous story of one man's search for peace and his place in the world. Gilgamesh was king of the Uruk (the biblical Erech) some 5,000 years ago.
Kinan and Kevork have chosen to explore this epic through a collaboration of original music and visuals (live painting and animation), using them in tandem as vehicles for storytelling.
This is Washington's premiere of this artistic collaboration-performance.
Armenian General Benevolence Union (Damascus)
Alwan For the Arts (New York)
Silk Road Project
Pier 63 (New York)
Julliard Journal (New York)
Angel Orensanz Foundation
Thanks to: ZaMZaM Arts, The show is made possible through the generous support of Raja Khoury, Geith Kallas, Maher Chalabi, and His Excellency Dr. Imad Moustapha of the Embassy of Syria
Tickets: $25 ($15 for students with valid ID)
October 06, 2006 (Friday) 8:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland's Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre (directions)