This Week’s Six Pillars: Oumood – Desynchronise
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This Week’s Six Pillars: Oumood – Desynchronise

December 13th, 9-9.30pm DESYNCHRONISE Part I A special mix for Six Pillars by Oumood in Tehran. Omid SahebEkhtiari mixed this after tuning in from Iran. His selection includes several Iranian artists, and one of his own, amongst tracks he and his peers have been listening to of late. Interested in experimental music and a wider … 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, … 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

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

Tonight: ZAHHÁK, Dragon King of Persia Dance
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Tonight: ZAHHÁK, Dragon King of Persia Dance

What’s this? More funky renditions of the ancient Book of Kings that Iranians know so well, and which has come to the fore globally at least since the 2000 year anniversary of its writing in 2010. This is a contemporary work for stage by Hossein Hadisi for voice, percussion and dance. The piece celebrates the … 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

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Les Ballets Persans and Lady Jamileh Kharrazi

New Iranian National Ballet with Lady Jamila Kharrazi, the Toos Foundation, and Nima Kiann of Les Ballets Persans, Sweden, prior to the gala performance at Logan Hall to mark Les Ballets Persans’ 6th anniversary. In a country where dance and performance is highly restricted, ballet seems something left over from the days of the Shas, … Continue reading