Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music

This week, a political listening exercise. Too often when we discuss Iran today or even the Persian Empire that preceded it, homegrown classical music does not come to mind. But for how many years before the first notes were written down in Europe, were the Mesopotamians and their neighbours stringing the early versions of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading