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Photos: "Rostam's Seven Steps" at Fajr International Theatre Festival

Photos by Hamid Forootan, ISNA

بيست‌وهفتمين جشنواره تئاتر فجر - هفت خان رستم

Theater groups from Iran and 16 groups from other countries are staging their plays during the annual Fajr International Theatre festival, held at Tehran's City Theater Complex and other theaters in the Iranian capital. The festival runs from January 21st to 30th.

The photos presented here are from the play "Rostam's Seven Steps" directed by Pari Saberi.

Pari Saberi: Shahnameh Indicates Our National Identity

Pari Saberi believes that Shahnameh is national identity of a land. The experienced director who staged "Rostam's Seven Steps" in the Vahdat hall on Jan 25 and 26, said to Iran Theatre: "I have written Rostam's Seven Steps according to the Rostam's Seven Steps of Shahnameh, and in fact I will stage my own adaptation of the ancient story."

Pari Saberi

Next year she is planning to publicly present the production. "In the case of such productions I have always emphasized that these are my own adaptation and if someone else had dramatized this story, for sure he would have staged it differently," she said.

Mentioning that Abraham Esbati has composed the play's music, she said: "I treat music as an actor; the music is always composed as the scene's conditions and demands, because I believe that music and stage production run parallel and it should never be composed before or after the preparation process."

Saberi added: "I do hope that the production commemorates our national treasure which we have inherited from our ancestors. Paying attention to what we were is vitally important and I would like to discover our own root and revive it."


Related Site: Iran Theatre
Related Article: Photos: Fajr Theater Festival Opening Ceremonies in Tehran

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