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UMS Presents: Mark Morris Dance Group

Layla and Majnun
Friday, October 14, 2016
8:00-10:00 PM
Power Center for the Performing Arts Map
Mark Morris’s lyrical choreography, the soulful voices of Azerbaijan’s Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova, the vibrant musicality of the Silk Road Ensemble, and the striking visual palette of British painter Howard Hodgkin combine in this new, large-scale production that receives its world premiere in September.
A Persian love poem that originated in ancient Arabia, Layla and Majnun is a timeless story of tragic love between two young people who are not allowed to unite. Uzeyir Hajibelyi’s powerful music — at once profoundly sorrowful and ecstatic — provides the perfect backdrop to the story that Lord Byron called “the Romeo and Juliet of the East.”
Building: Power Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: Tickets start at $30; student discounts available.
Event Type: Performance
Tags: Classical Studies, Culture, Dance, International, Literature, Middle East Studies, Multicultural
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Global Islamic Studies Center
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, October 14, 2016 8:00-10:00 PM

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).