Persian Swan is my tribute to the Iranian National Ballet. In this film, I solemnly introduce myself as the first Iranian-American principal dancer and revisit the forgotten history of professional ballet in Iran, from my unique perspective. Persian Swan is a glimpse of an ancestral mission that is much bigger than me. A journey that champions liberation through freedom of expression.
For me, dancing transcends all human barriers. It is the language of the soul we all have the potential to speak, and the right to dance is not for the taking.
To dance is our birthright.
To dance is to know joy.
To dance is to know love.
To dance is to be perfectly free.
Meet principal dancer, Tara Ghassemieh, as she discovers her place within the world of ballet and uncovers a forgotten piece of Iranian history.
Ghassemieh learns about a prestigious ballet company that once existed in Iran and the devastating moment it all came to an end.
Ghassemieh showcases her mastery of the art form of dance, while paying tribute to the Iranian National Ballet through the words of Rumi.
INTUITV ARTSHIP in association with BOOM DIA MEDIA
March 8th 2023
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