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Azadeh Banjeh



Azadeh Banjeh "Beyond Body Boundaries. Performing inside an Islamic Frame"

9.12.2014, 10:00-11:30, Raum 317 Orientalisches Seminar

Persia had been under Islamic dominations since 651.  Today  the country that is remained from the core of ancient Persia is Islamic Republic of Iran and Islam is the religion of 98% of Iranians. The Iranian Revolution in 1979 transformed Iran from a secular monarchy to an Islamic republic based on the doctrine of Islam. The government is run in accordance with traditional Islamic sharia and this discipline surely affects the performance of Art and specifically theater in Iran. What are the circumstances of performing in this religious frame and what happens to classical performance elements?
How does creativity respond to boundaries?