34644
‘West–Eastern Divan’ at IFTF
Art And Culture

‘West–Eastern Divan’ at IFTF

The play ‘West-Eastern Divan’, directed by Mohsen Hosseini is underway at the 34th International Fajr Theater Festival which concludes on February 1.
The story is inspired by a collection of lyrical poems (1814-1819) from the widely known German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), under the same title, (West–Ostlicher Divan in Germany), Mehr News Agency reported.
The original collection was taken from Goethe’s correspondence with Marianne von Willemer ( Austrian actress and dancer best known for her relationship with  Goethe and her appearance in his poetry) and the translation of poems of Hafez (celebrated ancient Persian poet) by the orientalist Joseph von Hammer.
The work can be seen as a symbol for a stimulating exchange between the Orient and Occident. The phrase “west–eastern” refers not only to an exchange between Germany and the Middle East, but also between Latin and Persian, as well as Christian and Muslim cultures.
The original work includes 12 volumes of different types of poetry, like parables, historical allusions and pieces of invective mirroring the attempt to bring together the Orient and Occident.
The play includes inspirations from 5 of the 12 volumes, narrated by 9 Greek figurines, reclining on Hafez’s and Gothe’s shoulder, said Hosseini.
Based on “dream, motion and performance” the show also has live music.
The cast includes Rouzbeh Mehr, Roya Nonahali, Morvarid Mehr, Elnaz Tarikhi, Lida Fathali, Fatemeh Saremi, Aram Khalkhali, Leila Joneydi, Marjan Sadeqi, Sepideh Seyfouri and Hosseini.
It will be staged for the public from February 5 to March 17, at Charsoo Theater Hall, located on 7th floor of Charsoo Commercial Center, near Hafez Bridge, Jomhouri Ave., Tehran.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/20Fzzg
  1. http://goo.gl/hpkK2f
  • http://goo.gl/UEhVqA
  • http://goo.gl/dlhqhk
  • http://goo.gl/ZtWkTe
  • http://goo.gl/D0PHJc

You can also read ...

Mohsen Mostafavi Will Judge at World Architecture Festival
Iranian-American architect Mohsen Mostafavi is a member of the...
4 Iran Entries at Nepal Human Rights Film Festival
Four films by Iranian filmmakers will be shown at the 6th...
IFLA President to Attend 80th Anniv. of National Library
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of National Library...
Book City to Discuss Iranian Studies  in Turkey
Book City Institute has organized an expert meeting on ‘...
Rock and Roll by Haag
A concert by rock band Haag is slated for February 26 at Azadi...
From left to right: Ali Bagheri, Leili Rashidi, Ali Mosaffa, Mani Haghighi, Leila Hatami, Hassan Majouni  and Parinaz Izadyar pose during the photo call for ‘Pig’ in Berlin, February 21. (Photo: AFP)
Mani Haghighi’s ‘Pig’ had its world premiere on February 21 at...
Fusion Band Charity Performance
Fusion band Nioosh will perform at the weekend at Mahak...
Chaartaar at Milad Tower
Fusion band Chaartaar will perform Sunday and Monday at the...

Trending

Googleplus