As part of the 2022 Chutzpah! Festival, Ballet BC resident artist Alexis Fletcher and Iranian-Canadian dance artist Arash Khakpour undertake a project that marries the artistic disciplines of literature, visual art, and dance by reaching across dance styles, languages, and cultures in the practice of duet.
The work, which is part of Chutzpah!’s programming series exploring the work of Jewish and non-Jewish artists of Persian background, is in collaboration with Canadian-Iranian visual artist Nargess Jalali Delia and inspired by the poetry of Farsi poet Forugh Farrokhzad. The piece will be paired with a program of Persian storytellers curated by The Flame.
This World Premiere was developed through an artistic residency at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.