I will rule you in a different manner, if I stay alive…
Art / Fine art and design / iran

I will rule you in a different manner, if I stay alive…

Attributed to the assassinated Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah on his deathbed, 1896; the first Persian monarch to ever write and publish his diaries. Aaran gallery in Tehran show a series of photographs on canvas by artist Siamak Filizadeh in the show Underground. While most Iranians in the diaspora flinch when we hear news outlets calling anything from Iran … Continue reading

Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’
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Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’

Off the Curtain: A Performance of Rostam and Sohrab – Tuesday 20 August, 7pm Pardeh Khani (reading off the curtain) combines acting, narrating, and intimate storytelling with innovative stage prepping.  In the almost interactive Off the Curtain female storyteller Sara Mashayekh provides the audience with an alternative form of presenting an epic story and breaks … Continue reading

A Shahnameh for the Digital Age
afghanistan / Animation / Art / Events / iran / Listed Events / Literature / Media / Six Pillars Review

A Shahnameh for the Digital Age

We have often covered productions and exhibitions around the Persian Book of Kings or The Shahnameh: from our show on Drinking Arak of an Ayatollah’s Beard, a novel about travelling around Iran and Afghanistan with a copy of the classic in hand, to the major Shahnameh exhibition at Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum via an interview with … Continue reading

Animation / Art / comedy / digital arts / film / iran / Latest Culture News / Media / News / Podcasts / Radio / Six Pillars Review / Theatre and Film

Rostam in Wonderland – A Six Pillars Interview

Unusually we’ve gone text only for this interview. The animation we are discussing brings to life the Persian classical hero Rostam of The Book of Kings (Shahnameh), in the cartoon Rostam in Wonderland a collaboration between two young men one based in USA (Pouya Afshar) creator, and one in Iran (Souroush Rezaee) writer and animator. … Continue reading