Art Fest Nizami presents "Seven Beauties" [PHOTO/VIDEO]
By Laman Ismayilova
Arts Council Azerbaijan has released a video "Chinese beauty" inspired by Nizami's poem "Seven Beauties".
The video was filmed Art Fest Nizami dedicated to the poet's 880th anniversary.
The image of the Chinese beauty was embodied by the ballerina Dariga Naimanova.
The video features music from Gara Garayev's ballet "Seven Beauties".
Meanwhile, separate videos were shot for each "Seven Beauties".
The project brought together Niyaz Ilyasoghlu (reader), Simon Peter (videographer) and Sabina Zulalova (costume designer). The curator of the project is Sona Guliyeva.
Art Fest Nizami features workshops for photographers and artists, exhibitions, screenings of animated films and other events dedicated to the work of Nizami Ganjavi. The festival encourages talented people to participate in various joint projects.
The project also focuses on raising awareness of the young generation about the poet's literary heritage.
Nizami Ganjavi started his creative activity with lyrical poems - gasidas, gazals and rubais. He dedicated his whole life to lyrical poems, and different philosophical problems.
The works of Azerbaijani poet and thinker have been translated into many languages.
Rare manuscript copies of his works are kept and preserved in world-famous libraries, museums and literary foundations in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Baku, Tashkent, Tabriz, Tehran, Cairo, Istanbul, Delhi, London, Paris and others.
In Khamsa (Quintet), the poet revealed the living pages of history.
The attack of the Russians on Barda city, a fairy tale of the Russian Princess, the beautiful Shirin amazons, battles, described in various poems of Nizami - all this is historically and geographically related to medieval Azerbaijan and the Caucasus.
Nizami Ganjavi passed away in 1209 in his native city of Ganja. A grandiose tomb was raised over his grave.
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