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IRAN IS IN THE  NEWS -  Learn about Robert de Warren's experience during eleven years working in this country, studying its ancient culture; mystic, ethnic and urban dances and ceremonies,  researching its impact on the West through: medicine, art, architecture, literature and phylosophy, from centuries back. 

 In the 1970s Robert founded The National Folkore Organization  at the request of the Empress Farah Pahlavi, their patron. This institute offered a three year course in specialization covering all the researched material Mr. de Warren obtained during more than ten years. Unfortunately during the Islamic Revolution in 1979, everything was lost, save some material that was a duplication of the Library containing the origonal collection of materials gathered.

Some duplicates of films, designs and annotations are in Mr. de Warren's personal collection. Others have been smuggled out of the country by his past dancers and artists, escaping the devastating results of the political catastrophe that folllowed. Over the ensuing years many of these artists continue to contact Mr. de Warren, and as a result he is often invited to lecture, produce and choreograph on this Persian treasure.


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Mahalli Dancers of Iran
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Kennedy Center, Washington

SIDAF INC  Embraces a true international mission. Visit our website for the Iranian Experience. 

http://www.wyvernprojects.org/iran-das/

SIDAF INC  Supports all international dance.

Help preserve this " living museum " Robert de Warren has collected. Unique examples of ancient Persian tribal dances, mystical ceremonies, urban and courtly dances and folk arts from 1965 to 1978.  Please contact us if you are interested in assuring the Iranian diaspora can access all this ethnic treasure of an ancient and magnificent culture.

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Sheila Eghbali
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SIDAF  partners with  IPA-Iranian Performing Arts in Cambridge MS

presenting workahops and festivals. To date  we have had highly successful events in San Francisco, Cambridge and Los Angeles

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