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Stages of performing in Pahlavi Iran 1925–1979 (Munich)

Stages of performing in Pahlavi Iran 1925–1979 (Munich)

Publié le par Marc Escola (Source : Fahimeh Najmi)

Workshops "Stages of performing in Pahlavi Iran 1925–1979"

April 11-12 2024 - Käte Hamburger Research Centre global dis:connect in Munich

Please register here by 8 April 2024.

Thursday, 11 April 2024

10:00 Registration & coffee

11:00 Welcome and introduction Nic Leonhardt & Anna Heller 

• 11:30 DRAMATIC ARTS IN THE EARLY PAHLAVI ERA Chair: Emil Madsen Brandt 

Fahimeh Najmi (Paris 8 University), Theatre as a propaganda tool in the early Pahlavi era [1925-1941]: a study on the effect of censorship and the establishment of thoughts training organisation on Iran‘s performing arts 

Anna Heller (University of Marburg), Addressing the female pioneers of the theatre: Loreta Hayrapetian‘s biography in the context of a feminist theatre history 

13:00 Lunch break @ global dis:connect 

• 14:00 DANCE AND OPERA Chair: Babak Rahimi 

Elaheh Hatami (Berlin), Emerging ambiguity: Western modernity and Iranian stage dance

Nic Leonhardt (global dis:connect, Munich), ‘Write a dance’ – Nilla Cook’s theatrical mission in Tehran in the 1940s 

Sahereh Astaneh (University of Salzburg), The first Iranian opera productions at Rudaki Hall, 1967-1979 

15:30 Coffee break 


Chairs: Nic Leonhardt, Behzad Zerehdaran
Guests: Mirella Oestreicher & Pooyan Bagherzadeh 

18:00 Dinner @ ChuChin Vietnamese Restaurant ( 

Friday, 12 April 2024 

• 10:00 SITES OF SPECTACLE Chair: Elaheh Hatami 

Tea Pitiurishvili (Tbilisi State University), Shiraz arts festivals: practicing universalism in neo-Achaemenid style
Azadeh Ganjeh (University of Hildesheim), Unconventional stages: exploring the aesthetics of site-based theatre in late Pahlavi Iran 

11:30 Co ee break 

• 12:00 DRAMA AS CRITIQUE Chair: Sahereh Astaneh 

Behzad Zerehdaran (University of Marburg), Tales of a trembling throne: theatrical representations of mad kings and regicides in the age of Aryamehr

Babak Rahimi (University of California, San Diego), The absurdist theatre of Abbas Nalbandian: experimental theatre 

Emil Madsen Brandt (University of Copenhagen), Drama as a locus of ideology in late Pahlavi Iran: the case of Bijan Mofid‘s Shahr-e Qesse 

13:30 Lunch break @ Café Mona ( 15:00 ROUNDTABLE 

Workshop results and publication planning