Video Presentation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


Since 1951, Los Angeles choreographer Valentina Oumansky has created half a dozen concert works to the inspiring music of Alan Hovhaness. His mystical score for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam marks the first one Oumansky has choreovidscripted for video. Acclaimed English actor Michael York narrates. Artist Giotta Tajiri painted the seven Ethereal Eyescapes, which lure us into Omar’s dream. The combined efforts of these international artists bring into focus a dramatic dance portrait of Persian poet and tentmaker Omar Khayyam. Included in the cast is Tarumi Inouye, who—together with her mother Valentina—helps every month to make this poetry reading possible!




2013 Video Presentation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Video Presentation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was a Featured Poet who danced poetry at the September 2013 Second Sunday Poetry Series