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ZAHHAK: The Dragon King of Persia

World premiere of a new stage work by Hossein Hadisi for voices, percussion and dance.

26th October 2013 - RADA Studios London
28th October 2013 - West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

Sponsored by: Cambridge Shahnama Centre in Association with Iran Heritage Foundation.


The piece celebrates the Persian minstrels' art of Naqqali by reenacting the ancient myth of Zahhak from the Persian 'Book of Kings'. The music is performed by EXAUDI, one of Britain's leading contemporary music ensembles, and six dancers from London Contemporary Dance School. The performance also features paintings by Iranian surrealist master Ali Akbar Sadeghi.

Director and Composer: Hossein Hadisi
Art Director, Costume and Stage Design: Pegah Salimi
Movement Director: Rick Nodine
Music Performed by Ensemble Exaudi
Repetiteur: James Weeks
Juliet Fraser (soprano), Lucy Goddard (alto), Alastair Putt (tenor), Simon Whiteley (bass) Dancers: Manuela Sarcone, Julie Schmidt Andreasen, Ellen Nous, Camila Gutierrez, Ffion Campbell-Davies, Mari-Halina Colbert

An Arts and Humanities Research Council and Higher Education Innovation Funding sponsored project under the Cultural Engagement Fund.

Produced with the help of the Cambridge Shahnama Centre in association with Iran Heritage Foundation.

Dates and Venues

Saturday 26/10/2013, 7:30pm
RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX
Tickets and info: +44 (0)20 7307 5060

Monday 28/10/2013, 7:30pm
West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Tickets and info:


Hossein Hadisi, Email:

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