Art And Culture

Workshop by French Theater Master

The 3-day workshop at the Tehran University of Art (April 30-May 2) has been organized under the framework of the 20th Iran International University Theater Festival slated for May 5-13
Laurent Jean Paul Karl ChetouaneLaurent Jean Paul Karl Chetouane

French choreographer Laurent Jean Paul Karl Chetouane will hold a choreography workshop in Tehran.

Chetouane, 44, is a guest professor at several art schools in European cities including Berlin, Bochum, Frankfurt, Giessen, Hamburg, Leipzig and Oslo. He will conduct the 3-day choreography workshop at the premises of Tehran University of Art from April 30 to May 2.

The event is organized under the framework of the 20th Iran International University Theater Festival to be held May 5-13 in Tehran, according to the website of the festival (

Chetouane studied theater at the University of Paris in France and then directing at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst (College for Music and Performing Arts) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

In summer 2012, he began working as the artistic director of the masters program in dramaturgy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, as a professor of theater studies.

Chetouane started his career as a choreographer in 2006. He has created 15 dance pieces since 2007, with numbers 1 to 4 representing a new theme in which he examines the necessity and meaning of movement.

Tickets for the workshop are available at the website of Tiwall (

  New Connections

In many ways Laurent Chetouane is a late arrival. He initially studied chemical engineering then theater, after which he made a career as a theater director.  

He creates new connections between theater, dance, narrative and abstraction.

His dance pieces #1 to #4 (2007-09) established him as a de facto choreographer. With elements from pantomime and psychological models in narrative forms, he placed contemporary choreography in a new, romantic light. Chetouane now divides his time between Germany and France.


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