Monday, December 8, 2008

Iran: New Voices

Chris Wilkinson from The Guardian recaps the recent festival of new Iranian work at the Barbican. The season presented three productions: Daedalus and Icarus by the Mungu Theatre Company, Quartet: A Journey North from the Mehr Theatre Company and The Power of Cliché by Haleh Anvari. The program also featured films and a series of lectures about the history and current state of Iranian performance. As Wilkinson concludes, “If the Barbican's season demonstrates anything, it is that not only is this kind of cross-cultural conversation vital in overcoming common prejudices, but also that this dialogue is actually already thriving, even though you might not notice it at first glance.” Read the article here.

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