Browsing: Other Arts

The Edinburgh Festival 2019 is an umbrella term for all the festivals that take place here every August. One of the biggest is Edinburgh International Festival 2019 – an unparalleled, city-wide, celebration of the performing arts held for three weeks from 2-26 August in Scotland’s capital. This year, Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen will be performing in theatre roles, and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and Scottish rockers Teenage Fanclub will be heading up the contemporary music offering. The Edinburgh International Festival 2019 will also open with an amazing show at Tynecastle featuring Hollywood’s greatest movie music with a programme featuring soundtracks from cinema’s golden age…

John Legend has released a powerful new song today titled, “Preach”. Released via Columbia Records, the track highlights the difference between hoping and praying for societal change and actually working to make that change happen. After addressing the “broken” and “tragic” state of affairs in this country, the youngest-ever EGOT winner croons, I can’t see the use in me crying/ if I’m not even trying to make the change I wanna see.” Later, in the song’s chorus, Legend reiterates this point, repeating, “I can’t sit and hope/ I can’t just sit and pray/ that I can find a love/ when…

“Fatherless” and “This Is Not a Pipe”, two plays staged by Mohammad Mosavat in Tehran in 2017, took first place at the 17th edition of the Iranian Theater Critics Awards on Thursday. “Fatherless” tells the story of a wolf that becomes the partner of a goat living with her kids Shangul, Mangul and Habbeye Angur. The goat tries to make the wolf forget his identity and he does so. But the kids want to become wolves now. “This Is Not a Pipe” inspired by a painting of the same name from Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte is about two brother…

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…

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