Culture


Subject:
Intangible heritage

Naqqali, Iranian dramatic story-telling
WARNING! Chrome users: if you get "Server not found", consult FAQ.5 for solutions
Share this:
 

Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

Related material that you
may also like:
Oral traditions
Literature
Poetry
Naqqali
Persian

Naqqali dramatic performance has long played an important role in Iranian society, from the courts to the villages. The performer - the Naqqal - recounts stories in verse or prose accompanied by gestures and movements, and sometimes instrumental music and painted scrolls. Both entertainers and bearers of Persian literature and culture, Naqqals need to be acquainted with local cultural expressions, languages and dialects, and traditional music. Naqq?li requires considerable talent, a retentive memory and the ability to improvise with skill to captivate an audience.


on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Iran,
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List/Inscriptions 2011 sur la liste de sauvegarde urgente
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:09:38
Credits: Hamid Dehghanpour (director) Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (publisher)
Published in:2010

   LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing or requests for CD/DVD copies of this material, please contact the publisher or the author directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9

Top of the page

 

Find multimedia content
ONLY IN (optional):
Films
Audio recordings
OR:
Search by country name
Features