Culminating our April events at Boulder Fracking Summit, Boulder Bookstore, Highland City Club, Conference on World Affairs and Fiske’s Astronomy Day, we have arrived at CU’s Fiske Planetarium Love in the Anthropocene!
Join us for a cross-cultural, multi-media evening of EDUTAINMENT at Fiske Planetarium
April 28th and 29th 7-8:30pm
$10 / $7 Children, Students, Seniors (ticket price does not include meal)
Pre-performance Persian dinner* from Zazu Dreams story: April 29th 5-6pm, $13 (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Zazu Dreams: A Declaration of Interdependence, A Love Story” is based on the critically acclaimed 2017 book, Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era (www.zazudreams.com). Author, Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff (www.carajudea.com), and biodiversity advocate and educator, Rob Mies, will perform excerpts from Zazu Dreams that challenge consumer-addicted convenience-culture. Rooted in environmental science and cross-cultural storytelling, this is a tale of climate justice and social permaculture. Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Agribusiness giants stalk planet Earth while a Sephardic Arab-Jewish boy confronts environmental racism as he learns from symbiotic relationships among humans and within the natural world. This creative non-fiction performance will include lush visuals by Professor Emerita at Penn State University, Micaela Amato Amateau (www.micaelaamato.com), live Persian and Ladino (Judeo-Arabic/Spanish) music by Catrene Malshey, Pete Jacobs, Gabrielle Shapiro, Dhanwant Garcia, and the Persian Cultural Circle, and calls-to-action from local environmental and cultural organizations including the Endangered Species Coalition and WildEarth Guardians.
*The pre-performance Persian dinner at 5pm prepared by Hadi Montazeri and Mahsa Savadkouhi will take place at C4C next door to Fiske Planetarium. Choreographers/dancers Maren Waldman (www.marenwaldman.com) and Megan Yalkut (www.hamsadesign.com) will lead diners from C4C to planetarium 6:15-6:30pm. Meet mystical figures along the way!
Special Thanks To: 350.org, Boulder.Earth, Jews Of The Earth (JOTE), Jewish Studies Dept., The Environmental Center (ECenter) at CU, Hazon, Ecocycle, Boulder County Resource Conservation Divisionhttp://colorado.edu/ecenter, Persian Cultural Circle, WildEarth Guardians, Endangered Species Coalition
*”Persian food, like Persia’s sublime culture, is full of wonders. It is a repertoire of exotic ingredients, complex tastes, plethora of colors, intriguing fragrances–the fusion of deliciousness in a beautiful harmony. Persian cuisine is about the art of combining ingredients and balancing one another. It offers a tasty medicine for your mind and body. For thousands of years, the recipes have transcended time–linking generation to generation. With each bite, you are given a chance of traveling through time. The experience is sensual and makes you feel alive starting with the very first bite. The inspiration of each dish comes from local and seasonal ingredients. Just imagine a dish with fragrant saffron, tangy sumac, sweet rose petals, delicious fig, heavenly pomegranate, exotic berberis, fresh pistachios, and more! Persian cuisine is one of the most important gastronomies in the Middle East and is rapidly being recognized throughout the world for its distinguished properties. The meal prepared to you today is inspired by Cara Judea Alhadeff’s new book: Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era. Noosh eh jaan! May it nourish your spirit (enjoy)…..نوش جان !” Chef Mahsa Savadkouhi
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