Browsing: Other Arts

Veteran Iranian director Ali Rafiei has staged an adaptation of Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba” in the Iranian capital Tehran. Commentators have often grouped the House of Bernarda Alba with “Blood Wedding” and “Yerma” as a rural trilogy. Rafiei has directed these two works as well and now is working on the third one. Mohammad Charmshir has helped Rafiei as the dramaturge of the play, which is being performed in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall in December 2018 and January 2019. Among the actors of this dramatic work are Roya Teymourian, Maryam Sa’adat, Maedeh Tahmasebi, Nasrin Derakhshanzadeh,…

In London’s CAMA, a gallery dedicated to the contemporary and modern art and opened by Tehran’s CAMA gallery there is an exhibition of photos by Iranian Filmmakers such as Jafar Panahi, the late Abbas Kiarostami, Nasser Taghvai, Kamran Shirdel, Majid Barzegar, Ebrahim Golestan and cinematographer Seifollah Samadian. The exhibition Time Lapse is at CAMA, London, until 2 October. The Guardian has published fifteen photos of this exhibition in a photo gallery that we present it to you in the video below: https://vimeo.com/290634159 About this exhibition CAMA’s site mentions: CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by 7…

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7. A suspense thriller that explores religious superstition and terrorism in the name of Islam versus unscrupulous Western imperialism and war mongering, Infidel stars Ted Monte (Circus Kane, The Young and the Restless) as John Norton, a specialist in early literature…

Peter Soleimanipour, the legendary Iranian saxophone and trumpet player and film music composer passed away in Tehran at the age of 50 and after years of fighting cancer. With no doubt Peter Soleimanipour,was among the top saxophone and trumpet players in the world and beside composing film music, he composed over 150 musical pieces. https://youtu.be/mALalyT9_hc Ahmad Kiarostami, an Iranian/American artist and filmmaker and a friend of Peter Soleimanipour wrote a very moving post in Facebook about his friendship with him and his work as an artist:: “Peter was a friend from my teenage years. He was different from the rest of us. During the…

Yeganeh Taheri, a graduated as a film editor from School of Television and Cinema in 1980 and left Iran for Germany in 1989 where she started her career as a stage actress. Yeganeh’s first performance on stage was with Farhad Majedabadi in A House in a suitcase.  This was followed by a few puppet shows for kids in TV with Nargess Vafadar (The stories of Ghandi and his Mother & Jewel Box)  and two other acting performance directed by Nilufar Beyzaee (Marjan, Mani and a few small problems & Face to face at the threshold of the cold season). Yeganeh Taheri…

Los Angeles, CA – July 12, 2018 – Composer Ramin Djawadi has today earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series Original Dramatic Score. Having crafted outstanding musical scores for two television juggernauts in Game of Thrones and Westworld, Ramin will be honored with dueling nominations in the same category. Ramin was previously nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for his Main Title Theme Music on Westworld. https://youtu.be/rSMO4pHe3HE “I am so honored to be a part of both Game of Thrones and Westworld,” Ramin said about the nominations. “They are two of the most groundbreaking shows on TV. The fact that I get to…

Despite daily anomalies of life in Tehran metropolis, every night there about two hundred theater performances around the city. It is unbelievable that most of the old historic homes have been rebuilt into close to standard theater halls… and of course an attractive coffee shop helps to have these theaters packed with audiences and young generation that helps to booming the soul of this art. When I look around I don’t see that many people of my age, even for having a good time what could be better than watching a good play. *** “Yerma, a Concert/Play” Patiently I rush…

A group of European theatre festival organizer who recently visited Iran have praised the Iranian theatre audiences saying these people are ‘wonderful’ in terms of their enthusiasm and reactions to what they see on the stage. During their 4-day stay in Tehran, seven European theatre festival organizers held talks with a number of Iranian theatrical figures and watched several Iranian plays. Ways to introduce Iranian theatre troupes to international festivals were discussed at the meetings. In addition, the delegation pledged to provide the grounds for some performances by European troupes in Iran. The European group visited Iran last month to…

Tara Violet Niami is an award winning, internationally exhibited Australian-Iranian American cinematographer and photographer. Tara’s solo exhibition,TARA VIOLET NIAMI: SELF REFLECTIONS- 2008-2018 of 10 years of her self portraiture at The Lodge. Her self portraits are visually cinematic explorations of vulnerability, inner darkness, and how it feels to be caught in a dream. You can view her work at www.taravioletniami.com In high school Tara won the national gold medal in the Scholastic awards as well as silver medals for her photography, and then won first place in the Spotlight Awards for photography in Southern California. Tara received a BFA in…

A group of seasonal agitators who seem to surface every time there is a film relating to Rajputs. A filmmaker with a grandiose vision of making yet another historical spectacle. Two men in sharp suits who sit in TV studios and pass judgment on the nationalist credentials of the vast mass who sits outside breathing less hallowed air. And a ministry of information and broadcasting and a central board of certification which plays mute witness to ugly and rancid threats of mutilation and decapitation. The result? One of the most seasoned filmmakers in the country and one of the biggest…

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