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Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:17
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Ritual theatre should be preserved as nat'l heritage: Actor

Tehran, Dec 17, IRNA - Prominent Iranian actor Reza Kianian says that Ritual theatre is a great and precious tradition which should be preserved as a national heritage. A specialized session, ‘Naqqali, the art of narration’, was held Tuesday evening in Tehran City Theater in which Kianian added: “When we call Naqqali a tradition, it means that we should look back and revive old things. If narration is separated from theatre, the play will have no soul. So narration isn’t just a part of a play, but with narration the art of stage finds meaning.” “A museum should be made for preserving old traditions, but their soul should be preserved for the theater. All arts are narrative and open news windows to us.” “Acting holds three pillars the main of which is narration and the others are playfulness and jugglery,” he noted. Born in 1953 in the holy Iranian city of Mashhad, Kianian appeared in many controversial Iranian films including ‘The Red Ribbon’ directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia, ‘Killing Mad Dogs’ by Bahram Beizaii, and ‘A House Built on Water’ by Bahman Farmanara./end