"...a strange and wonderful exhibition" - The New York Times

Mina's Dream - 3rd Showing

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:30-2:15pm

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Mina’s Dream is a specially commissioned performance by Hamid Rahmanian, an award-winning Iranian artist and Guggenheim Fellow based in New York. His 15-minute shadow play tells the story of a young girl whose dreams are bigger than her community’s social pressures and decrees. A young actor performs behind a screen that displays animated characters and objects, representing those who try to keep her from pursuing her dreams. A soundscape of live music, voices and effects create a tension and struggle that the young protagonist must fight against. Designed for children age 5 and up, each performance will be followed by a workshop and question-and-answer session with Hamid Rahmanian and Katerina Stefanidi, a gold medalist in pole vaulting at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

A shadow play by Hamid Rahmanian 

Performed by Maire Vigliotta 

Animation: Naghmeh Farzaneh 

Music: Nima Farzaneh 

Sound Design: David Wilson 

Storyboards:Syd Fini 

Voice-overs: Elmira Rahim, Sedate Threatt, Danielle Larson and Tarah Pollack 

Assistant Directors: Anita Maghduri and Neda Kazemifar 

A production of Fictionville Studio