I have performed 3 programs on the theme of, Love, and all its colors.

In addition to shorter contemporary poems on love for humanity, erotic love, etc., the longest poem comes from Ferdowsi’s 10th-Century epic masterpiece,

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. It unfolds the scene of Tahmineh’s seduction of the valiant hero, Rostam, who was staying at her father’s castle after his

horse was mysteriously stolen, the search for which leads him into the castle. Here are performance images, plus medieval manuscripts depicting the epic scene.


Love, Carnal and Divine

Conceived and performed by Niloufar Talebi

Music by Bobak Salehi   

Performed at the Riverside Theatre, NYC (2009)

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013): Watch video below from Ecstasy and the Persian Spirit (my segment starts at 32:46 min)

Royce Hall, Los Angeles (2010)

Riverside Theatre, NYC (2009)