Imaginary Knots A Multi-Media Performance at LACMA

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11/24/2009 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Celebrating the cultural origins of Persian Carpets with Hamid Saeidi, Shida Pegahi and Mamak Khadem.

Three of Iran’s most creative and innovative artists present an evening celebrating their rich Persian heritage and the cultural roots they draw upon – a classical tradition as timeless and as beautiful as the Ardabil and Coronation Carpets in LACMA’s special installation
Tale of Two Persian Carpets: The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets (November 14 – January 18, 2010).

Imaginary Knots a Collaborative production by Hamid Saeidi and Shida Pegahi 

Producer - Composer Hamid Saeidi & Choreographer Shida Pegahi present the premier of Imaginary knots, a multimedia production exploring the cultural origins of Persian Carpets. Like an intricate silk carpet, this multimedia project weaves live music, dance and video art as it explores aspects of Persian culture.

Green Volume by Mamak Khadem Ensemble 

Singer Mamak Khadem seeks to explore the intersections of Eastern and Western musical traditions. By collaborating with traditional performers from Iran as well as world-aware instrumentalists from the West, Mamak hopes to inspire people from around the world, particularly the young, to contemplate, observe, and celebrate the value of Persian heritage.

Organized By: LACMA

This event is sponsored by the Farhang Foundation



Project Management by Bita Shafipour (SoCiArts Productions)

Short Film Director and DP Afshin Javadi

Dancers: Shida Pegahi, Doriss Martel, Wiley Naman Strasser


Musicians: Greg Ellis (Percussion)- Hamid Saeidi (Santoor)


Video Performer: Sheila Vand


Video Editor: Alborz Kamalizad

Video Musicians: Reza Abaee(Geichak)- Mehran Khalili(Electric Guitar)

Lighting Designer: Sohail Najafi

Costume Designer: Karyn Wagner

Set Designer: Marika Stephens

Painting on Fabric: Farbod Sadjadi

Graphic Designer: Arash Kolahi



Los Angeles County Museum of Art | LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

TICKET INFO: FREE tickets will be available ONE HOUR prior to the start of the show at the LACMA box office, starting at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7.
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Special thanks to the following for their generous contributions to this event:
Mr. Helmi; DAMOKA

Imaginary Knots is an event as part of A Tale of Two Persian Carpets: The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets: 

Dating to the first half of the 16th century, LACMA’s two spectacular Persian carpets, both the gift of J. Paul Getty, have only rarely been exhibited due in part to their size and their sensitivity to light. Now, for the first time, these large and sumptuous carpets will be shown together, affording visitors the opportunity to see two of the world’s most renowned Persian carpets and to learn something of their fascinating history before and after they left Iran.

November 14, 2009 – January 18, 2010.

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