The Cabiri presents EZID: ancient tales from Anatolia

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The Cabiri presents EZID, June 12-20, 2015 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

Seattle-based aerial dance troupe the Cabiri presents EZID, an all-new production that explores ancient tales from Anatolia to North Africa, drawing from 8,000 years of mythology. EZID includes stunning acrobatics, aerial artistry, contemporary dance choreography and giant puppets depicting the nephilim, a legendary race of half-human, half-angelic beings. EZID also features a live score by Yesod, a meeting of Middle Eastern and Middle Western musical influences. Yesod’s dynamic and bold percussion mix incorporates intricate intertwining stringed instruments creating a foundation for voice, violin, clarinet and other melodic instrumental experimentation.

As part of the development and creation of EZID, Cabiri Artistic Director John Murphy spent three months in early 2015 visiting Kurdistan, where he lived among the Yezidi people, learning about their culture and mythology. EZID is the name given to the divine among this ancient culture, and the stories of the Yezidi inspired the narrative of the production. EZID is dedicated to the Yezidi, who are currently being forced out of their homes in Kurdistan by the extremist group known as ISIL.

June 12-20, 2015
7:30 pm
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
Tickets $20-$35. Buy online at Brown Paper Tickets

The Cabiri is a member of 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster.