Lineage Traditions (performance)

​​Ehsan Zabihi and Sina Tarkesh Esfahani, Ipshita Pratap & Levanya De Zoysa

Lineage Traditions (performance)

​​Ehsan Zabihi and Sina Tarkesh Esfahani, Ipshita Pratap & Levanya De Zoysa

Lineage: Traditions 


This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Experience sounds and movements that are steeped in tradition – a world stage in nipaluna (Hobart).
Curated by Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie

Thursday 18 August 2022
6pm – 7.30pm

Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.

Photo: Karen Brown

​​Ehsan Zabihi and Sina Tarkesh Esfahani – Classical Iranian Music

This performance of Iranian classical music will be presented in two parts. The music will be improvised throughout. There will be sensory perceptions of the musicians in the performance of some pieces. Intertwined with the music the poems of great Persian poets such as Rumi, Khayyam and Hafez will be showcased.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Ipshita Pratap – Classical Indian Music

Ipshita hails from the picturesque northeastern state of Assam, India. She specialises in Indian classical music which is uniquely known for its emphasis on improvisation and intricate microtones. Because of its contemplative and spiritual nature, Indian classical music is usually a solitary pursuit that focuses on melodic development that gives texture, sensuality and a sense of purpose to the melody. Music has always been a sanctuary for Ipshita.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Levanya De Zoysa

The spectacle and intricate costuming of the most prominent form of traditional Sri Lankan dance, Kandyan, is extraordinary – Levanya’s powerful footwork and gestures bring the richness of Kandyan dance to Hobart stages.

Levanya De Zoysa has been dancing for almost her whole life and has been focussing on traditional forms of Sri Lankan dance for the past 10 years. She is a third year bachelor student at UTAS and takes great pleasure in sharing her culture with new people.