Saharava: A Ritualized Dance-Opera is the telling of the hero’s journey as portrayed in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Specifically, it is the journey of The Fool, as narrated by The Magician, from ignorance to understanding. The cards dictate both the events of the journey and the characters who shape them. Throughout the performance of the piece, the cast will take on the role of the various personas in the cards (The Hermit, The Hanged Man, The Devil, etc.) to lead The Fool through the journey.
This piece was created by Fahad Siadat (Music) and André Megerdichian (director/choreographer) and premiered in 2009 at the Sharon Lund Dance Theater in Los Angeles. It received it's east coast premiere in at Theater 80 as part of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival.