February 1, 2015: Diana Shmiana and Dana Sherry
Family Stories from 1-2.30, free and open to the public.
Seminar discussion from 2.30-4. $20 drop in, $120 for the eight-week series, $100 for SAC members
The Silk Road House continues live storytelling sessions which will bring you and your children on an imaginary journey to the magical world of fairy tales and epic stories once wildly popular along the historical Silk Roads.
Do you ever feel like fortune has passed you by? This week, Dana Sherry shares the tale of "Kadyr's Fortune," in which Kadyr sets out to wake up his lazy fate and put it to work for him, and Diana Shmiana will tell "Bekbolat," in which a young man's dream sets him off on the rocky road to destiny.
In February and March, we are offering a special eight-week storytelling series that presents newly translated Kazakh fairy tales, told for the first time in English. Each session will feature a storytelling performance for all ages, followed by a seminar discussion for adults connecting the stories to Kazakh folk culture led by Silk Road House director and Stanford anthropologist Alma Kunanbaeva. This is a unique opportunity to understand traditional tales in their cultural context, and we hope you can join us, whether once or for the whole program!
For more information: www.silkroadhouse.org / firstname.lastname@example.org / https://www.facebook.com/SilkRoadHouse
The event will take place at SRH on Sunday, February 1, at 1-4pm.
Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705.
Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.