Urartu tablet works, stone carvings and writings and seals that have survived from the Urartu who ruled in the regions around Urmia Lake, parts of Armenia and around Lake Van in present day Turkey in the ninth to six centuries BCE are kept in the museums of Iran and the world.
“The great sardars of Azerbaijan” opera, which is also Iran’s greatest opera performance, will go on stage during the “Tabriz 2018” event in this city. The cast has over 250 players and the crew 50, telling the story of Azerbaijan’s martyrs. It has been produced in the three Azeri, Persian, and English languages and is ready to go on stage.
The Secretariat of the 36th Fajr International Theater Festival has selected 19 works out of 147 for its international section.
These include staged plays, offstage, video installations, performance, and interactive theater.
After forty years, the Museum of Contemporary Art will be renovated based on its previous interior design and architecture and two sculptures by the artist Alberto Giacometti will be moved from the outdoor area to the interior of the museum.
This year while 18 music groups from different countries of the world have participated in the Fajr International Music Festival, Manu Katche, the prominent French drummer will go on stage on 18 January 2018 at the Fajr Music festival.
During the 36th Fajr International Theater Festival, nine specialist workshops on theater will be held by instructors from France, Greece, Brazil, and Portugal.
Workshops have always been an important part of the Fajr International Theater Festival; they provide an opportunity for Iranian enthusiasts and art students to become acquainted with professors and professional artists of the theater in the international arena and learn from them.
“Yeva” directed by Anahid Abad is being screened in the special category of Palm Springs International Film Festival. Films being shown here from Iran are “Beyond the clouds” and “No date, no signature”.
Ali Atashani, director of “1st Born” has said the feature film may premiere in Iran and the US simultaneously.
Atashani said this was the first joint film produced by Iran and the US and is in the last stages of editing and calibration.
Ebrahim Darughezadeh, Secretary of the 36th Fajr Film Festival, announced the shortlist for “Soda-ye Simorgh Award” at a special ceremony.
Darughezadeh said that the jury in this edition of the Festival has selected 22 feature films out of 67, one animation, and two documentaries for the
CNN has reported on “How an Iranian musician took ancient Persian lyrics to the top in the US”, talking about Shahram and Hafez Nazeri.
As reported by ILNA News Agency, CNN has interviewed Hafez Nazeri and he has given explanations on the music he performs with his father.
Coming soon, the old Nasr Theatre will turn into a museum for the art.
Ten years have passed from the time when Ezatollah Entezami placed in a request for Nasr Theatre, which is one of the oldest theater houses in Tehran, to be returned to the actors as a museum. Today
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.
The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.
Artist: Constantinople Band
Genre: World music
(Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.