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A scene from Moradi's 'City without a Sky'

A scene from Moradi's 'City without a Sky'

Iranian stage director Kioumars Moradi is slated to present his City without a Sky at the 2012 edition of the Intercultural Practices Laboratory Theater. The play will be performed by the Tajrobeh Theatre Group and accompanied by a workshop held by Moradi himself. Written by Pouria Azarbayjani, City without a Sky makes good use of multimedia and experimental techniques to recount the story of four Middle Eastern women and the challenges they face in their personal lives. Moradi staged the play in the Off section of the 2011 Festival d'Avignon in France. Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead by Germany’s Tom Gerber, Ave Maria by Denmark’s Odin Teatret and Between East and West by India’s Parvathy Baul are also among international participants of the Intercultural Practices Laboratory Theater (Flipt). The Italian festival is non-competitive and will present Wanderjahre - Years of Travel, a big-play event with the participation of all guest artists from Japan, India, Iran, Argentina and Italy. The Academy of Fine Arts in Rome will also take part in the joint project with theater director Fabrizio Crisafulli and twenty students. Founded by Theater Potlach, the 12th Intercultural Practices Laboratory Theater will be held from July 10 to 29, 2012 in Sabina, Italy. Kioumars Moradi was born in 1972 in Tehran where he studied dramatic literature and theater directing. He has directed many successful plays including An Autumn Midnight Dream, Death and Poet, Julius Cesar, Dream in an Empty Cup, and Sinbad's 8th Trip. TE/TE
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