Along the Silk Road: Music and Dance Performance
From director and producer Jamileh Kharrazi, of Toos Founation, Along the Silk Road – Marco Polo’s travels through music and dance follows the 13th-century trader, who started his global travels at the age of seventeen, along the 5,000-mile long Silk Road that connected China to Italy and North Africa for over 1,000 years.
At the Los Angeles Wilshire Ebell Theater last weekend, a cast of dancers, musicians, poets and actors took the audience on a musical and historical journey along the Silk Road of ancient times, dropping into different countries along the way to sample their art and culture.
Toos Foundation, a UK registered charity established by Jamil Kharrazi Foundation in 2006, is devoted to the promotion and preservation of Iranian art and culture. The Foundation is guided by those values and principles, which uphold understanding, tolerance and respect within the community and among people from diverse backgrounds.
Javanan will have more on The Toos Foundation and this performance in the upcoming weeks.
Silk Road at Natural
During its golden age (AD 600 to 1200), the Silk Road opened up the world to new ideas and products. It stretched 4,600 miles through scorching desert sands and freezing snowy mountain passes, from eastern China through Central Asia to the Middle East. But along the way, travelers stopped in cities that, at the time, were the most tolerant and advanced places on Earth. Now those cities come alive in the exhibit Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World.
As smells of spice and music from ancient Chinese instruments fill the air, visitors explore bazaars filled with gems and crafts; a silk-making workshop with live silkworms; ancient scrolls filled with the secrets of technology and religion beliefs; the inside of a long-ago cargo ship; and astronomy tools that helped mariners navigate the seas.
Through April 13, 2014. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007- Phone: (213) 763-DINO. Open seven days a week, 9:30 am – 5 pm.