This narrative dance performance, presented by award-winning choreographer Jamal, will explore the origins of chess and backgammon as told in the Iranian national epic the Shahnama and featured in the exhibition, Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts.
BP Grand Entrance | Free, tickets required and available 1 hour before the performance.
This program is made possible by the Karl Loring Trust and the Farhang Foundation.
Image: Figure playing chess, [detail] The Vizier Buzurdjmihr solves the mystery of the chess game for Shah Khusraw Anushirvan, Page from a manuscript of the Shahnama, Iran, Shiraz, c. 1550-1560, Ink, colors and gold on paper, The David Collection, Copenhagen (450/1982), Photo courtesy David Collection, © Pernille Klemp.
Gifts of the Sultan exhibition at LACMA explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant examples of Islamic art can be classified as gifts, a number of which will be brought together for the unique purpose of this exhibition to demonstrate the integral and complex nature of gift exchange in the Islamic world.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Parking is free after 7 pm in LACMA's Pritzker Parking Garage,
located on 6th Street just east of Fairfax Avenue.
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