Dear Mr.Owen Daly,
We are so much profoundly interested
in Jerzy Grotowski's life and work, and
your fantastic website has always been a help to us. Here's
a short introduction of
who we are and an invitation to our performance.
Narcissus is an Iranian experimental theatre group , found about
6 years ago. After a production of Sophocles Antigone, the company
started a two-year rehearsing period working on Jean Genet's
"The Blacks" ,with intense vocal and physical works
and experiments with theatre concepts. The result was a three-hour
production which successfully involved the spectator in the
central point of group's work has always been the working on
Physical Action, which was developed in final stages of Stanislavski's
life and Jerzy Grotowski's works. The company also produced
a one-hour production,called "The Blacks 2",at the
same time the director-Hamed Mohammad Taheri-writes in the brochure:'
Reaching a production in which the spectator chooses not to
see...and suddenly becomes a free participant..urged us to look
at "The Blacks" from a different geometry.' The productions
were banned on April 2000.
company went to Parma Theatre Festival on October 2000, with
one-hour production of "The Blacks" -the result of
group's third meeting with the
text -which gained remarkable attention in Italy.
on it's fourth year of working on this text, the company has
had it's fourth
experience with "The Blacks", Which is a totally different
production. The production
-with the name "Syaha" - is invited to Ruhr Theatre
Group's Silk Road theatre festival
in Germany -September and October 2001.
We'd like to invite you to our production in this festival and
delighted to share the theatrical event with you.
Black Narcissus public relations service