State-Theatre #2

The Tehran Vahdat Hall was Iran’s first and only classical opera and ballet house. Commissioned in 1966 by the Shah’s regime, the main hall resembles Vienna State Opera. Its ornaments reiterate the forms of Persepolis, the central representative architecture of the ancient persian Empire. For 13 years the hall hosted the classical ballet and opera repertoire though the official archive of Vahdat Hall does not keep any records of that period.

state-theatre is a modular art project by Constanze Fischbeck and Daniel Kötter that explores urban conditions for performance. The six experimental documentaries are screened in Arsenal cinema Berlin the 16th and 17th of November!

  • Persian with English subtitles
  • 10/2015
  • Sara Reyhani, Arezou Hosseini, Behrooz Gharibpour