The Aga Khan Museum’s 2018 fall performing arts season presents Noor,
a modern day coming-of-age story of loss, love and the power of poetry. Staged inside the intimate setting of the Aga Khan Museum’s Mongolian yurt, this new play written by Erum Khan and directed by Erin Brubacher, will be brought to life by the talented collective of performance artists, Generous Friend. Song and poetry will be performed alongside original music by JUNO-nominated sitarist Anwar Khurshid and the world music of LAL, who fuse their South Asian and West Indian roots with jazz, hip hop, soul and electronica.
Set in current day Toronto, Noor is about a young woman embarking on adulthood who faces the absence of her mother and looks for shelter in a relationship with another young woman. Meanwhile, her father strives to establish a relationship with his daughter. The complex characters struggle internally with identity, faith, belonging and displacement.
Sunday, October 21
Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1