International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up to present an extraordinary show bringing lost Sephardi women’s voices to life. Simonova creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative driven by the Ensemble’s evocative music and radio drama-style storytelling. The Forgotten Kingdom’s intertwining music and storytelling conjure voices from Sephardic communities lost to war and upheaval, and finds highly resonant, deeply moving connections to contemporary struggles, debates, and dilemmas.
Kseniya Simonova is winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent and was featured on America’s Got Talent Champions (2019) and Eurovision (2011, 2019).
The world-class Guy Mendilow Ensemble has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts for their art which uses historic music and stories to reflect contemporary life.