Asian studies in Lithuania

Date and time: 2018-05-19 19:00 - 2018-05-19 20:30

Location: Menų spaustuvė, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius

Do you believe in Djinns? My great-grandmother sure did. When her husband disappeared, fighting rebels in the mountains, she sought the council of a mystic. In the middle of the night they saw the Djinns taking the shape of her husband, showing her he was still alive. He was badly hurt but trying to find his way home…

In “Speaker of Djinns” Sahand takes you on a trip that mixes Persian classical stories with the adventures of his own family. Some of his stories are so unbelievable, you have a hard time discerning where the border lies between fantasy and reality.

Sahand was born in Iran but fled at the age of three to the Netherlands with his parents. He was trained as a storyteller in the Dutch Royal Institute of the Tropics.
In 2004 he opened the Mezrab Cultural Center, which has since grown to be one of the most important stages of storytelling in the world. In 2014 the Dutch storytelling community awarded him the title Storyteller of the Year.
He currently tours Europe and outside with the hit storytelling shows Kingdom of Fire and Clay (which he performs with Raphael Rodan) and My Father Held a Gun as well as his solo shows.

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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU