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Poland Seeks Stronger Cultural Bonds

Poland Seeks Stronger Cultural BondsPoland Seeks Stronger Cultural Bonds

The Polish Theatre Week wrapped up in Tehran cultural centers on Friday.

Educational workshops, exhibitions and meetings were among the programs to familiarize Iranian enthusiasts with Polish professional techniques in the field of theater.

A theatre show ‘Anhelli’, a production of Teatr Zar group, was staged at the newly-established Tehran Theatre Hall, attended by well-known theatre artists Farhad Mohandespour, Atila Pesyani, Mohammad Charmshir and Hamidreza Sadr, Honaronline reported.

Directed by Jaroslaw Fret, director of the Grotowski Institute, the play was a tribute to the Polish romantic poet, Juliusz Slowacki and his journey from Naples to the Holy Land, via Alexandria, Cairo and Damascus. Several Polish theatre personalities spoke on Polish theatre.

Jaroslaw Fret, director of the Teatr Zar troupe, gave a lecture on the ‘European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016 and Theater Olympics,’ director of the Theatre Institute in Warsaw, Dorota Buchwald, spoke on ‘Management and Theatre’ in Poland, Prof. Dariusz Kosinski lectured on ‘The Impact of Kantor and Grotowski Theatre on Tehran’s Contemporary Theater’, and Witold Mrozek spoke on ‘Physical Theater in Poland.’

Polish Ambassador in Tehran Juliusz Jacek Gojlo, hoped that the event will “see long-lasting artistic and cultural bilateral exchange.”

He said discussions have been held with Iran’s envoy to Poland, Ramin Mehmanparast, to organize an Iranian cultural event in Poland in the near future. Iran’s deputy culture minister, Ali Moradkhani and head of Iran Dramatic Arts Center, Mehdi Shafiei, were present.

The event was organized by Iran’s Dramatic Arts Center, in collaboration with the Polish Embassy, Iran’s Foreign Ministry and the Theater Institute.