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

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, around … Continue reading

Dancing in Istanbul
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Dancing in Istanbul

“Finally we didn’t have a place to go, so we just danced outside. […] We grew up in the Romani neighbourhood, in the Romani culture.” Sulukule Mon Amour from !f istanbul Sulukule (literally: “Water tower”) is a historic settlement in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is an area within the area of Istanbul’s … Continue reading

This Week’s Show: Film Director Moncef Dhouib + Dancer Wael Maghni, JAOU Tunis
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This Week’s Show: Film Director Moncef Dhouib + Dancer Wael Maghni, JAOU Tunis

At JAOU Tunis, a symposium on Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict, we spoke to Moncef Dhouib, a renowned Tunisian film director, actor, screenwriter. The symposium took place at the Bardo Museum, Tunisia as it had done last year, despite horrific attacks on tourists earlier this year by militants. Dhouib is a veteran … Continue reading

New Podcast @6pillars: Maziar Ghaderi, Mystic Translator
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New Podcast @6pillars: Maziar Ghaderi, Mystic Translator

Iranian-Canadian media artist Maziar Ghaderi discusses his artistic practice, Playformance, the unique synthesis of performance art and interactive technology . Ghaderi visited the UAE this month for the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2014), where he showcased, Dissolving Self, an interactive performance that translates dance movements into stellar visualizations. The piece was inspired by Rumi’s … Continue reading

Six Pillars Podcast – Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon
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Six Pillars Podcast – Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon

This week we’ve tickets to give away to “From Babylon to London” at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day, a chance for you to ‘show your love’. This show includes our monthly guest slot from ‘I Ran Into Iran‘ USA, who continue their … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Show Your Love Don’t Throw it to Babylon
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This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Show Your Love Don’t Throw it to Babylon

Hooray!  It’s all about value this week. We’ve tickets to give away to From Babylon to London at Jackson’s Lane Theatre February 16th, plus we’ll earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day, a chance for you to ‘show your love’. So get a pen and paper ready and catch the show LIVE … Continue reading

Currently Listening To….Ivy Covered Sky
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Currently Listening To….Ivy Covered Sky

Singing electronica that oscillates between ambient and break beat, Saasaan Sattarzadeh’s solo project – Ivy Covered Sky – is based in Tehran, Iran where he’s been performing and recording a short eponymous EP.  Saasaan captures the sound of many of the musicians we’ve been enjoying on Six Pillars to Persia radio show this part year … Continue reading

Dance Kitsch in London – Mohammad Khordadian
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Dance Kitsch in London – Mohammad Khordadian

Most Iranians have seen at least one keep-fit clip on You Tube of the ever-flamboyant Mohammad Khordadian. Unique because of his incredible lycra outfits, the Iranian-Aerobic moves he develops (and other bizarre fusions such as ‘Arabic Trance Dance’ or ‘Dikey Dikey‘), because of his own capacity to undulate or flick his wrist plus the assortment of … Continue reading