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Iranian National Ballet Company. The Iranian National Ballet Company (Persian: سازمان باله ملی ایران‎‎) was Iran’s only state ballet institution until the Islamic revolution of 1979 and also the most known and recognized of all dance companies in the Middle East.

Iranian National Ballet Company

It was founded in 1958 by the Iranian Ministry of Culture and existed during 21 years (1958–1979). The company, residing at Tehran’s Roudaki Hall Opera, was disbanded in the aftermath of the Islamic revolution and was re-established 23 years later in exile by Nima Kiann under the name of Les Ballets Persans (Persian: سازمان باله ایران‎‎) in Sweden.[1][2] History[edit] Introduction of ballet in Iran[edit] Madame Yelena's ballet class in Tehran. 1949 The history of ballet in Iran started in 1928 when Madame Cornelli, a Russian immigrant who fled the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, started giving ballet lessons in Tehran. Iran’s pioneering ballet company[edit] The Times newspaper review of the newly built Roudaki Hall Opera. 7 February 1968 Repertoire[edit]

Ballet dancers tiptoe around Iran dancing ban. This photo of a ballet dancer was published on a private Facebook group.

Ballet dancers tiptoe around Iran dancing ban

The dancer's face is blurred for security reasons. Like all forms of dance, ballet is officially banned in Iran. Yet many women practice it at gyms around the country under the guise of gymnastics, and this, to a certain extent, is tolerated. Still, the ban makes it difficult for students to get proper training and even more so to hold performances.

In Iran, there are a number of activities that are outright banned, though rather commonly practiced underground, like women's singing and tattoo art. “Dancers put on underground shows, but there’s always the worry that someone will film them on their mobile phone” Hnai has practiced ballet from a young age and now teaches at a Tehran gym. I was instructed by a teacher who had learnt ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. A gym in Tehran. A gym in Tehran. Iranian Girl Dancing on Tehran's Subway! Desert Dancer Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Freida Pinto Movie HD. 'Desert Dancer' Chronicles Iranian Underground Dance Troupe. Iranian Afshin Ghaffarian dreams of becoming a dancer from a young age.

'Desert Dancer' Chronicles Iranian Underground Dance Troupe

He hacks into YouTube and watches dancers like Michael Jackson and Rudolf Nureyef. But dancing is illegal in the Islamic Republic. Desert Dancer by filmmaker Richard Raymond is based on the true story of Ghaffarian and his friends, who form an underground dance troupe in an abandoned building. Elaheh is the troupe's lead dancer. Schooled secretly by her ballerina mother, she helps choreograph sequences that criticize the regime. “Our country is like two parallel worlds. His remarks set the stage for the film which draws the curtain on Iran’s secret world where young Iranians party, wear Western clothes and dance away from the prying eyes of the Iranian police. Latest Tips for "iran ballet" in TipTop. 'Desert Dancer' Chronicles Iranian Underground Dance Troupe.

The Illegal, Underground Ballerinas of Iran. Things of interest I want to share. Space Geometry by Freckled Sky. Freckled Sky: Howard Stern Hits Golden Buzzer for Dance Duo - America's Got Talent 2015. The Illgal Underground Ballerinas of Iran : BALLET. Youtube. Ballet Dancer Sergei Polunin Dances to Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' 10 theatres in weird places. By day, the lower hold of London’s famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark, is crammed with tea chests, offering visitors a glimpse of how the cargo ship would have looked in its 18th-century heyday.

10 theatres in weird places

These days, however, the chests contain new spoils: the components of an intimate theatre, which can be set up in the hold – either with a thrust stage or in the round – in just under an hour. The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre, which opens on January 29, seats up to 110 people and will host a programme of cabaret, comedy, music, special lectures, small scale-drama and even films, which will be projected onto yet more stacks of tea chests. Eventually, the team behind the theatre hopes to extend their programming to use the rest of the ship; two proposed ideas are promenade theatre and a performance of The Tempest on the ship’s deck. Picture: Cutty Sark Trust.