Qyrq Qyz Stowe Residency – March 8-10, 2018

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The Epic Story of Central Asian Amazon Women Warriors

QYRQ QYZ is about WOMAN POWER. Enduring for centuries in a male-dominated epic tradition, this powerful matriarchal narrative comes to life in an avant-garde multimedia concert. Young virtuosic female bards from Central Asia come to Stowe for a three-day residency.

The Qyrq Qyz troupe will make various appearances and performances during their residency here in Stowe. Please see events below, including the public concert on Saturday, March 10 at 7pm.

Thursday, March 8, 1:45pm
Performance at Student Assembly at Stowe Elementary School – 254 Park Street, Stowe
The Qyrq Qyz musicians will bring their traditional instruments and music to share with the students.

Thursday, March 8, 6pm – 7:30pm
International Women’s Day Panel Discussion: Celebrating Central Asian Women in the Arts at the Helen Day Art Center – 90 Pond Street, Stowe
A discussion with Uzbek film director Saodat Ismailova, Kazakh musician Raushan Orazbaeva, and Dartmouth music professor Theodore Levin on Central Asian Women in the Arts, featuring excerpts from Saodat’s feature film, “40 Days of Silence.” Panel discussion is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided. For more information call 802-253-8358 or CLICK HERE.

Friday, March 9, 9:30am
Student Matinee at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center – 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe
For more information contact Kat Redniss at 802-652-4548

Saturday, March 10, 10am – 12pm
Meet and Greet The Artists Brunch at the Stowe Community Church – 137 Main Street, Stowe
Free and open to the public. For more information call Becky Vaus at (540) 292-8544 or CLICK HERE.

Saturday, March 10, 7pm
Qyrq Qyz Multi-Media Concert Performance at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center – 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe
A musical score weaves back and forth from the film soundtrack to live performance featuring the fierce voices and virtuosic instrumental music of young female bards who sing, recite epic poetry, and play instruments. The performance creates a bridge between traditional and contemporary worlds of material and spiritual culture. Recommended for ages 10+.
Tickets: $20-35 (KIDS FREE! One free kids ticket will be offered for every adult ticket purchased. Enter the code KIDSFREE and checkout. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!