Paris’ Autumn Festival, which spreads over the city would definitly be worth a trip there. It is know as a world renowned gathering of many ultramodern artists and has a delightful taste of many scopes of art including: theatre, dance, cinema, music and visual arts.
|In Iran, Tazieh performances are occasions for huge popular gatherings. It was inevitable that Abbas Kiarostami, a ﬁlmmaker deeply connected to the land and culture of Iran, would one day be captivated by this unique form of tragedy in the Muslim world. In addition to the retrospective of his ﬁlms at the Centre Pompidou, Kiarostami has created a staged video installation in which spectators can freely associate and interpret three different angles projected simultaneously onto three screens.|
.. and Rabih Mouré’s performance piece ‘How Nancy wished that everything was an April fool’s joke‘, which after being first banned to be performed in Lebanon meanwhile could be shown in Beirut too:
|Using irreverence and pretence, Rabih Mroué and his collaborator Lina Saneh create productions which blend theatre, documentary and performance; and their independent stance, expressed keenly and boldly, is not to everyone’s liking in Lebanon. Their most recent show is brimming with fratricidal clashes, and highlights with dark irony the absurdity of the endless conﬂicts that continue to tear apart the Near and Middle East.|
It might be interesting in this context to look up this link as well: How I Wish That Everything Was an April Fools Joke, Written April 1st, dictated over the phone April 3, 2002, By Nancy Stohlman in Bethlehem