Calendar of Performances

MARCH 2015

March 25, 2015

Montrose, California

Armenian Sisterís Academy,
2362 Florencita Dr., Montrose, CA 91020

A slide presentation of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide with archival photos and songs.
Call (818) 249-8783

March 11, 2015

Sherman Oaks, California

Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School,
13330 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

A slide presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Call (818) 907-8149

JANUARY 2015

January 17, 2015

Burbank, California

Woodbury University,
1052 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504

The Coalition of Armenian Womenís Association sponsors a slide presentation of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide with archival photos and songs.
Call (818) 252-4828

NOVEMBER 2014

November 7, 2014

Los Angeles, California

Ferrahian High School,
5300 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316

For the Teachers' Conference for Armenian Schools
A New Multifaceted Approach to Teaching the Armenian Alphabet

MARCH 2014

March 24, 2014

Mission Hills, California

Ararat Home Valley Guild,
15105 Mission Hills Rd, Mission Hills, CA 91345

Luncheon & presentations of Armenian Spring Traditions
Call (818) 837-1800

DECEMBER 2013

December 22, 2013

Pasadena, California

Cilicia Armenian Evangelical Church,
339S Santa Anita Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107

Armenian Christmas Avedisses and The Silver Web,
An Armenian Christmas legend from Kharpert

For the lunch hour please call (626) 405 9195

FEBRUARY 2013

February 28, 2013

North Hills, California

Pilavjian Preschool, 16617 Parthenia St.

An interactive role-playing storytelling presentation representing Paregentan, the Armenian Spring Carnival

February 21, 2013

Pasadena, California

Tavlian School

An interactive role-playing storytelling presentation of Paregentan, the Armenian Spring Carnival

NOVEMBER 2012

November 8, 2012

Glendale, California

Tufenkian School

An interactive role-playing storytelling presentation of Abu Hassanís Loafers — Multiple assemblies

OCTOBER 2012

October 20, 2012

Glendale, California

Tufenkian School Book Festival

An interactive role-playing storytelling presentation of Abu Hassanís Loafers

JULY 2012

July 27, 2012

Glendale, California

Zavarian Summer Camp
2633 Honolulu Ave, Glendale, California

Storytelling with songs and games representing the Armenian Summer Festivals — for all ages

JUNE 2012

June 2, 2012

Glendale, California

Sardarabad Bookstore
1111 S. Glendale Ave., Suite 106, Glendale, CA 91203

Water, Water Everywhere — A storytelling presentation for children and parents

JULY 2011

July 16, 2011

Glendale, California

Glendale Central Public Library, 222 E. Harvard (818) 548-2035
Starts at 2 p.m.
Multicultural storytelling

MAY 2011

May 6, 2011

Pasadena, California

St. Gregory Hovsepian School, (626) 578-1343

May 20, 2011

Glendale, California

Tufenkian Preschool, (818) 240-7030
Hampartsoom and Vartavar
Stories, songs, games and rituals

FEBRUARY 2011

February 1, 2011

West Los Angeles, California

Jewish World Watch's Global Soul
Multicultural Evening of Music, Culture, Food & Art

Starts 6:30 pm
Sinai Temple: 10400 Wilshire Blvd., corner of Beverly Glen
Tel: (818) 501-1836
http://www.jewishworldwatch.org/events/globalsoul

 

February 25, 2011

Glendale, California

Tufenkian Preschool
Storytelling presentations with Paregentan games and songs
Tel: (818) 240-7030

DECEMBER 2010

December 1, 2010

Pasadena, California

St. Gregory's Hovsepian School
A storytelling workshop for the teachers of the Armenian Department
Tel: (626) 578-1343

December 3, 2010

Pasadena, California

St. Gregory's Hovsepian School
An evening of Armenian Christmas Legends and Chants for students and parents
Tel: (626) 578-1343

December 5, 2010

Santa Ana, California

Ari Guiragos Minassian School
Armenian Christmas Legends for All Ages
Tel: (714) 839-7831

NOVEMBER 2010

November 21, 2010

Glendale, California

Abril Bookstore: 415 East Broadway, Suite 102
2:00 pm
A bilingual presentation of legends from Van celebrating Dziludzar's new publication, Mur-Mur Toto Yev Vana Harsig
Please call (818) 243-4113 for info

OCTOBER 2010

October 31, 2010

Glendale, California

Armenian Relief Society's Glendale Headquarters
Luncheon address: "On the Road With Mesrob Mashdots"
Tel: (818) 500-1343

October 23, 2010

Glendale, California

Tufenkian Preschool
Storytelling presentations in conjunction with the yearly school book festival Tel: (818) 240-7030

October 22, 2010

Los Angeles, California

Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School
Assembly for students and parents: "With Mesrob Mashdots in the Village of Hatsegats"
Tel: (818) 907-8149

MAY 2010

May 20, 2010

Glendale, California

Tufenkian Preschool
Heaven and Earth Dance with the Stars,
Traditions of Hampartsoom
for the very young and their parents.
Please call (818) 240-7030 for time.

MARCH 2010

March 11, 2010

Pasadena, California

Pasadena Public Library/Lamanda Park Branch - 140 S. Altadena Dr.
3:30pm
Tales and Songs from the Armenian, Kurdish, Assyrian, Greek and Jewish Traditions of Ancient Anatolia (for all ages).

FEBRUARY 2010

February, 25, 2010

Glendale, California

Tufenkian Preschool
Little Noonig and Other Armenian Folktales
for the very young and their parents
Please call (818) 240-7030 for time

February 13, 2010

Pasadena, California

AGBU Center - 2495 E. Mountain Ave
Babayan Institute’s Program for the Youth:
Three Armenian Spring Festivals
An interactive storytelling program presenting Soorp Sarkis, Diaruntarach and Paregentan with songs, myths, games and rituals.

NOVEMBER 2009

November, 17, 2009

Pasadena, California

Pasadena Public Library/Lamanda Park Branch - 140 S. Altadena Dr.
Winter Stories for all Ages

OCTOBER 2009

October 27-November 4, 2009

Istanbul, Turkey

Presentations and workshops
Organized by Getronagan School of Istanbul

October 14, 2009

Glendale, California

Stories Celebrating Armenian Cultural Month
ARS Pilavjian Nursery School
(818) 892-7991

October 9, 2009

Glendale, California

Teachers' Storytelling Workshop
Organized by ARS Pilavjian Nursery at Tufenkian School
(818) 892-7991

October 3, 2009

Pasadena, California

Hye Geen
Highlighting the Armenian Woman in Armenian Folktales
AGBU Pasadena Center
(616) 794-7942

AUGUST 2009

August 12, 2009

Glendale, California

LARK Music School Summer Arts Program
Storytelling Presentation with Alidz Agbabian, Mher Ajemian and Ari Agbabian
543 Arden Ave., Glendale CA 91203
(818) 500-9997

JULY 2009

July 11, 2009

Pasadena, California

AGBU Babayan Institute of Pedagogy for Research and Development
Azakanviroom Program for the Youth
Through Armenian Oral Traditions
Pasadena AGBU Center
(626) 794-7942

JUNE 2009

June 27, 2009

Glendale, California

LARK Music School Summer Arts Program
Storytelling Presentation
with Alidz Agbabian, Mher Ajemian and Ari Agbabian,
543 Arden Ave., Glendale CA 91203
(818) 500-9997

MAY 2009

Saturday 16

Fresno, California

Armenian Relief Society’s Mothers Day Luncheon
“Women in Armenian Myths and Legends”
For more information: Nelly Kalamkerian (559) 432-0953

APRIL 2009

Sunday 5

Pasadena, California

AGBU Boyajian Hall
2:00 PM Luncheon
Armenian Aintabtsi Cultural Association
“Oral Traditions of Aintab Armenians”
For more details: Perla Kotoyan (818) 548-8318

MARCH 2009

Saturday 14

Glendale, California

Glendale Public Library, Pacific Park Branch
501 South Pacific Ave, (818) 548-3760
“Once There Was and Was Not”
A Tribute to Virginia A. Tashjian (1921- 2008), librarian, folklorist, storyteller, author
1:00-3:00 PM   Storytelling workshop (in English)
3:30-4:30 PM   Storytelling presentation

FEBRUARY 2009

Thursday-Saturday 19-21

Montreal, Canada

School assemblies, public presentations and workshops.
For more details please contact:
The Armenian Prelacy of Montreal: (514) 856-1200

Friday 20

Canoga Park, California

AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
“Birds in Armenian Folktales”
Assemblies for the elementary school

Thursday 26

Los Angeles

The Skirball Cultural Center
2710 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6:30 PM
The Global Soul Festival
“Armenian Tales of Survival and Rebirth”
A presentation with song, percussion and spoken word featuring percussionist Mher Vahakn.
For more details about participating artists and schedules:
www.globalsoul.org

Friday 27

Pasadena, California

Tavlian Nursery School
Classroom storytelling presentations

Friday 13

Canoga Park, California

AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
“The Hero and Heroine Within”: Armenian fairy tales for middle and high school students

JANUARY 2009

Friday 9

Canoga Park, California

AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
Assemblies celebrating Armenian Christmas

DECEMBER 2008

Friday 12

San Francisco

Krouzian-Zekarian School
1:00 pm
Poort Khantsaroor / Partsrig Msoor
Traditions and Folktales Celebrating Armenian Christmas

NOVEMBER 2008

Friday 7

Canoga Park, California

AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
Storytelling assemblies for the elementary school

Thursday 13

Canoga Park, California

AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School
Afterschool workshop: “Traditions of Armenian Christmas”

Sunday 23

Glendale, California

Glendale Central Library Auditorium
2:00 pm
Armenian Folklore Alive!
in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Abril Bookstore. A presentation for all ages. For more details about the two-day festivities and address, please go to http://www.abrilbooks.com/abrink

Monday 24

Los Angeles

USC Taper Hall of Humanities (Parking entrance 3)
12:00 pm
ARMENIAN ORAL TRADITIONS: Folklore, Rituals, Myths and Fables
For more information about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies lecture series, you may contact Vatche Mankrian at Armenian@college.usc.edu

Saturday 29

Vancouver, Canada

2:00 pm
Storytelling at the West Vancouver Memorial Library: The Talking Fish and other Armenian Folktales and Folk Songs.
Contact the library at (604) 925-7400

Sunday 30

Vancouver, Canada

Storytelling and Bilingual Workshops for all ages. Organized by the Armenian Cultural Association.
3:00 pm (Storytelling), 4:00 pm (Workshop)
Contact: Harout Tossonian at (604) 240-8513

OCTOBER 2008

Tuesday 28 - Nov. 1


Vancouver, Canada

Storytelling presentations and workshops by invitation of the Armenian Cultural Association of Vancouver.

AUGUST 2008

Tuesday 26

Canoga Park, California
Teachers' workshops luncheon speaker
AGBU Manoogian-Demirjian School
Topic: "Vartavar and Khaghoghorhnek: Two Armenian Thanksgiving Festivals Celebrating the Blessing of the Harvest."

JUNE 2008

Sunday 22

Los Angeles
Getty Family Festival
Getty Center Lecture Hall / 1200 Getty Center Dr. (off Sepulveda Blvd.)
12:30p.m. (Repeated at 4:00 p.m.)
Enjoy a selection of folk tales and folk songs from the German, Italian, Persian, Sioux, and Armenian traditions celebrating the unique power of mother and daughter relationships. The program is in conjunction with the exhibit of the greatest botanical illustrations of all time by Maria Sibylla Marian (Germany,1647-1717) and her two daughters.

Sunday 15

Los Angeles
STORYTELLERS ALIDZ AND ARENI AGBABIAN
and the youth of HOMENETMEN ARARAT CHAPTER present
An afternoon of Armenian Storytelling (in Armenian)
celebrating the rituals of Vartavar with Armenian myths, legends and folk songs and a sprinkling of some fresh water.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The ARARAT CENTER 3347 N. San Fernando Rd.
For more information, please call the Ararat Center at 323/256-2564

APRIL 2008

Saturday 5

Los Angeles
The Merdinain School Ladies' Auxiliary luncheon
Alidz & Areni Agbabian will present “From Childhood to Matriarchy: Celebrating Women in Armenian Oral Traditions” with songs and stories
Donation: $75
The Wilshire Country Club
301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles CA 9004
Contact: Mary Atikian (818) 788-3255

April 20

Los Angeles
UACC Ayvazian Hall
Armenian medieval fables, folktales and songs for all ages (5-105) with Alidz Agbabian and her storytelling group, The Tellers from the Mountain
Open to the public/Presentation in English
4:30 pm

3480 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90068-5265
Phone: (323) 851-52

MARCH 2008

Tuesday 25

Los Angeles
UACC Men's Fellowship Dinner
A video presentation of 2007 pilgrimage to historic Armenia with Armen Aroyan: “The Singing Cousins Set Foot on their Ancestral Land”
7:30 at the Fireside Room, $10 donation
3480 Cahuenga Blvd.
Contact: Haigaz Hovanesian (818) 507-4995

Tuesday 4

Encino
Ferrahian Elementary School
Storytelling celebrating Lent and Easter season

Saturday 8

Glendale
Armenian Relief Society Center
Lecture/storytelling: “Armenian Spring Festivals and Easter”

Tuesday-Friday 11-14

San Francisco
Krouzian/Zekarian School
Storytelling presentations celebrating Lent and Easter season

FEBRUARY 2008

Friday 8

Canoga Park
Mari Manoogian School
Assemblies celebrating Pareguentan

Wednesday 13

Ahkhen Pilavjian Preschool
Stories and traditions celebrating Pareguentan

Saturday 23

Orange County
ARS Satruday School
Storytelling assembly for students, teachers, parents

JANUARY 2008

Thursday 24

West Los Angeles
Wildwood School
Primary-level classroom presentations

Thursday 31

West Los Angeles
Wildwood School
Primary-level classroom presentations

DECEMBER 2007

December 1-14, 2007

Presentations/workshops in Stockholm, Sweden, for the International Children’s Book Week. Read the press release.

NOVEMBER 2007

Saturday 10, 2007

Storytelling Concert at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Storytelling Festival. Joined by the Tellers From The Mountain. Read the press release.

March 2007

March 17, 2007

Aleppo College for Girls Alumni Association Lenten lunch and presentation of Lenten traditions.

March 10, 2007

Walden School, Pasadena: A Feast of Tales—A Presentation of African, Latino and Armenian Folktales with Antonio Sacre, Ellaraino and Alidz Agbabian.

March 10, 2007

The Getty Villa: Storytelling presentations in conjunction with the exhibit, “Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia.”

February 2007

February 28

Ferrahian preschool: Paregentan chants, songs and games .

February 24

Alidz and the Tellers from the Mountain will perform “Echoes from the Desert” at the Getty Center as part of a Family Festival inspired by the Getty Museum’s exhibition, “Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.” The performances at 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. in the Museum Lecture Hall will feature fables of witty and wily desert animals of Sinai and legends and songs from several Middle Eastern traditions. More details

February 4

Hamzkayin of Glendale: Family dinner and presentation, “The Traditions of Paregentan—The Armenian Spring Carnival.”

January 2007

January 13

Sardarabad Bookstore: “Integrating Armenian Oral Traditions with the Curriculum, a talk/presentation for public-school teachers.”

December 2006

December 22

Sardarabad Bookstore: The Silver Web and other Armenian Christmas legends.

December 19

Ferrahian School: Preschool Christmas legends and songs.

December 16

ARS Glendale: Luncheon/lecture, presentation of Armenian Christmas traditions.

December 3

Alidz and Mher Vahakn perform at the Getty

Alidz and Mher Vahakn perform at the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa: Storytelling presentations in conjunction with the exhibit, “Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia.”

November 2006

November 18

Santa Catalina Public Library, Pasadena: Legends, myths and songs from Lake Van of historic Armenia.

October 2006

October 28

Storytelling presentation at the AARP convention in Anaheim (Anaheim convention Center): Heritage and intergenerational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren.

October 26

Storytelling presentation at the AARP convention in Anaheim (Anaheim convention Center): Heritage and intergenerational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren.

September 2006

September 20

Miller Elementary School: Armenian folktales for the Back to School Picnic.

Performances of previous years