August 2010

Dear members and friends

We invite you and your friends to join us for this wonderful event on Saturday August 7th at the West Vancouver Museum from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Saturday August 7, 2010
West Vancouver Museum, Harmony Arts Festival & CIF Present:
A Glimpse at Iranian Culture: 11.30 – 4.30pm
680 17th Street, West Vancouver, 604.925.7295

Discover the rich traditions of Iranian culture through traditional dance, music, contemporary fashion and art. This special Harmony Arts Festival event at the West Vancouver Museum will include live performances by the Chichaklar dance group and the Kereshmeh Ensemble, a demonstration of Iranian calligraphy by Saeed Zargari, traditional Iranian tea and delicacies provided by Canadian Iranian Foundation and a presentation on fashion and jewellery by a social anthropologist Massoume Price, and a contemporary fashion display by Fariba Mirzaie, Vancouver based fashion designer and textile artist.

11:30am to 4:30pm: Surrender /Tavakol, a contemporary fashion display by Fariba Mirzaie

Born in Iran, Fariba is a fiber artist who turns to nature for both material and inspiration. The pieces of clothing she creates are truly wearable art. She has produced several solo and group fashion shows and her textile art has been included in several exhibitions in Vancouver.

11:30am-1:30p: Iranian calligraphy demonstration

Master calligrapher, Saeed Zargari will demonstrate ‘nastaligh’, an Iranian style calligraphy, which was invented more than six hundred years ago.

11:30am-12pm: Chichaklar dance performance

Shahaleh Rismani, Nasime Sarbar & Bahar Sarbar will introduce Iranian Azari folk dancing to the audience.

12-2pm: Kereshmeh Ensemble, Sohrab Saeb & friends

Kereshmeh Ensemble is a leading Persian music ensemble that builds a bridge between the east and west. Kereshmeh Ensemble is based in Vancouver performing in Canada and the United States and in folk music festivals around the world.

Ramin Bahrami: tonbak, dohol
Alborz Rahmani: tar
Ali Sajadi: barbat
Sina Etehad: kamancheh
Sohrab Saebnia: santoor
2:10-2:50pm: Wearing Traditions: Iran

Guest Speaker: Massoume Price, director CIF

Massoume Price, a social anthropologist educated in Iran and England, will deliver a presentation on Iranian clothing and jewellery through looking at museum objects from the ancient and medieval period.

Admission to these programs is free.

Everyone is welcome!