Report on WAALM®'s Official Announcements by Darius KADIVAR
Thy tress; and, to mystic dancing, bring the
That, from every patch of his ragged garment, thousands of idols, Thou mayst scatter
With a deeply rooted culture and civilization that spans over more than two millenniums, Persians as a community both inside and outside their motherland have greatly contributed to the Arts and intellectual emancipation of their contemporaries. Paradoxically the turmoil's of history and exile have also enriched an introspection on ourselves as a community and on our responsibility as Artists, Writers or Intellectuals as well as citizens of our country of adoption to play a part in a dialogue of civilizations so necessary in our tormented World. It is to respond to the growing desire of not only recognition but also encouragement of Persian Artists, Writers and people of culture Worldwide as well as that of their colleagues in their new country of adoption that The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM® took an unprecedented initiative to support, develop, and promote the dramatic and fine arts, creative writing and poetry, as well as professional journalism and media productions by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners, and benefiting the public. Thus it has created the Golden Persian Lioness Awards® which is in its second year of existence has no other ambition than to encourage and promote men and women who through their work subscribe to the humanistic values and love of beauty so dearly cherished by our great Persian poets through the ages.
The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM® is proud to announce that this years recipient Awardees will pay tribute to two generations of Ballet Maestro's whose work, dedication and contribution to their Art has gained the respect of their peers.
The board of governors and by authority of the same on recommendation of the Academy, hereby confirm the nomination of :
Maurice Béjart For a Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in Dramatic Arts Category (Dance Choreographer )
Shahrokh Meshkin Ghalam an Award of Excellence in Dramatic Arts Category (Best Ballet Dancer)
If needed to present the
latter is a French choreographer
who runs the Béjart
Ballet He was
born in Marseille
Entitled Zarathoustra. Le chant de la danse aka Zarathustra. the song of the dance the scarcely two-hour ballet for 50 dancers is based on works of Friedrich Nietzsche's, particularly his book "thus spoke Zarathustra". Béjart called the work the coronation of his occupation of many years with the German philosopher - the premiere public followed this opinion. When the 78 year old Béjart stepped on the stage, he was cheered by a standing ovation of approximately 2400 spectators which lasted several minutes.
In "Zarathustra" , Béjart seems to have united all constant themes of his work with topics such as love, death and war. His work moves technically between the classical period and avant-garde. With this piece Béjart considers he has achieved his vision of "total theatre", in which language, music, dance and direction join a complete work flow together.
is a graduate in History of Art and Theatre from the
2000, he was invited to the Colorado Dance Festival with "The Route of
Orient" and delivered courses of
Soufi dance. In 2002, the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden invited him to
perform his famous "Seven pavillons of Love" based on the works of Great
Persian Poet Nezami and then at the Festival of Ravello in
His theatre performances such as "Twelfth Night" of Sheakspeare with the Terrain Vague Company , "Romeo and Juliette" directed by Lionnel Briands. "Dionysos, the Baccantes"of Euripide directed by Usevio Lazaro, "Soldier Tale" of Strawinsky in theatre Athenée directed by Antoine Campo. "Tramway named Desire" of Tenesee William directed by Phillip Adrian. "Kidnapping on the Serai" of Mozart directed by Jérome Deschamps.
Since January 2005 he has been an official member of the "Comédie Fançaise"
house of Moliere) playing with major international stage directors. Moshkin Ghalam also directed "Venus
and Adonis" of Sheakspeare in Persian during the Paris Festival : Théâtre
en Exil. And Pearl theatre in N.Y. "Mardha va Chiz" of Ebrahim Makki
presented in Persian and French in
The Hosts : Prof. M. Dorbayani, PhD and Dr. Marjan Abdi, PhD
the Founders of The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM®
And Directors of the International Further Studies Institute-IFSI® www.ifsi.hu
The 2nd Annual Persian
Golden Lioness Awards® will be held in
The Persian Golden Lioness Awards® will be conferred out in three major categories including the Arts (Dramatic Arts, Fine Arts, and Music), Literature (Novels, Short stories, Poetry, Lyrics, and Play-writing) and Media (News TVs, Radios, Websites, Magazines, Media Productions). Last year's award recipients included agencies such as Voice of America - VOA® and BBC® as well as legends such as Houshmand Aghili, Muhammad Heidari, Akbar Golpayegani, Sattar, Behrouz Vossoughi and Masoud Assadolahi were honored.
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, writer and film Editor of Namak Cultural Magazine in LA/USA. He operates as
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