Conference of the Birds: Story Gathering and Movement Workshop

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 527 Tremont Street, Boston
March 13 — 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Public Program
Wendy Jehlen, ANIKAYA Dance Theater
all styles
Who is this class for?


Boston Center for the Arts has commissioned ANIKAYA Dance Theater to create a major original movement theatre piece, Conference of the Birds. Integral to the creation of this piece are public story gathering and movement workshops with a focus on connecting the Muslim, immigrant, refugee and dance communities.

ANIKAYA Dance Theater invites you to contribute to the creative process of this new work based on the ancient Sufi poem, The Conference of the Birds, a magnificent tale about the human spirit and the quest for the divine.

Workshop participants are invited to move with an ensemble of dancers from across the globe and share stories about journeys, fears, and hopes through verbal, written or movement communication. Elements of stories shared may be woven into the premiere performance in April. All abilities are welcome.