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News number: 8710131107

18:32 | 2009-01-02

Art

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London to Stage Iranian Puppet Operas

TEHRAN (FNA)- Renowned Iranian playwright and director, Behrouz Qaribpour, is to perform puppet operas in the two-day Magic of Persia Festival in London.



The Aran Puppet Theater Group, headed by Qaribpour, has been invited by the British Museum to present an Iranian puppet opera in the Qajar style at the end of March, press tv reported.

According to Qaribpour, the group will give 6 performances during the event; explanations about the art form will simultaneously be presented to the audience.

The Iranian director has staged performances of the puppet opera in the Qajar style at several domestic and foreign festivals.

Qaribpour recorded the opera and presented it on DVD two years ago.

Tehran has been acknowledged as the first Asian city to host a puppet opera.