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‘Slow Sound of Snow’ on European Stage

‘Slow Sound of Snow’ on European Stage‘Slow Sound of Snow’ on European Stage

Theatre director Jaber Ramezani, will stage his play ‘Slow Sound of Snow’ in Warsaw, Venice and Amsterdam at the 8th International Theatre School Festival, also known as ‘ITSelF,’ during his European tour.

ITSelF is a theatre biennial, organized by Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. The festival is hosted by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and co-sponsored by The National Theatre in Warsaw. The Polish president is the honorary patron.

“We are planning to stage the play in the European festival,” said Ramezani prior to his tour which commenced last week. The first performance is in Warsaw, Mehr News Agency reported.

The group also plans to perform at the Venice Open Stage Theater Festival on July 4-5 in Italy, he said, adding that the event is not competitive, and the dramas would be performed on “open stages.”

Calling it “an exciting and new experience,” he said due to the special stage settings, the role of sound designer Bamdad Afshar and musician Pouya Pour-Amin are pivotal.

Negotiations are underway to stage the play in Amsterdam in the Netherlands after the Venice performance.

  Asian Festivals

He said the group also plans to take part in one of the most prestigious art festivals in the Philippines in August. Comprising theater, music and painting, the festival lasts a month, but “we’ll participate for ten days,” Ramezani said.

Co-written by Payam Saeidi and Jaber Ramezani, ‘Slow Sound of Snow’ is based on the play ‘The Avalanche’ by Turkish playwright Tuncer Cucenoglu. It is the story of a family living in a mountain cottage, where even a small sound can trigger an avalanche.

Mohammad Charmshir is the dramaturge and Farbod Farhang, Sadegh Maleki, Afsaneh Mahian, and Maryam Nour Mohammadi are the cast members.

The play was previously staged at Iranshahr Hall in Tehran in October 2014, and also at the 33rd International Fajr Theater Festival in January this year.

A short film ‘Tehran’ by the group, is also expected to be screened in Paris. The video is directed by Ramezani and written by Puria Kakavand, a young scenarist.  The 10-minute film will be recorded in four days in Paris. The story is about five Iranian students who migrate to France for higher education.