ARMENIAN FOLK EPIC “DAREDEVILS OF SASUN”
By Dr Azat Yeghiazarian, Head of Department of Modern Literature, M Abeghyan Institute,
With Vergine Gulbenkian, storytelling
Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 7:30 pm
Armenian House, 25
Admission: £3 (£2 for Friends of Armenian Institute)
(Tube: High Street Kensington)
Dr Yeghiazarian will discuss the mediaeval Armenian epic “Daredevils of Sasun”. He will also explore an early cycle of epic songs preceding the epic by centuries, of which only the remnants are found today. The epic which emerged was based on new, mostly Christian, moral values and a novel representation of the world. In his lecture, Dr Yeghiazaryan will discuss the originality of Armenian mediaeval epic as well as its general features which connect it with other epics around the world.
Vergine Gulbenkian has performed traditional tales and epics in major venues, schools, museums, festivals and clubs around
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