Exile: A Persian Sung Drama


Based on Recital of Exile Occidental by Shahabuddin Suhrawardi
Adapted by the director

Since 2014, Saidpour has been developing his Theatre of Active Imagination, a long-term multidisciplinary project in collaboration with performing artists and filmmakers from Iran. The first experimentation—Exile: A Persian Sung Drama—was workshopped and subsequently filmed in 2015 in an architecturally splendid bathhouse from the late Safavid era in Tehran. Exile featured composer-musician Siamak Jahangiri as well as vocalists Hosein Alishapour and Ashkan Kamangari. Three superb artists in the gamut of Persian classical music.