A Presentation of Persian Dance
The closure of the Iranian National Ballet after the 1979 revolution in Iran was a great loss to dancers, choreographers, and dance educators. In 2002, Nima Kiann founded Les Ballet Persans in Stockholm as the reincarnation of the former Iranian National Ballet. In 2007, he founded the European Dance Project to explore ties between artistic creativity and such dramatic social phenomena as peace, dislocation, and longing through annual productions of dance performances by young ballet graduates from across the world. The project offers the select group of dancers a unique opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge of Ballet. As a dance scholar, Kiann has published many articles on various aspects of Iranian dance and has been a frequent guest speaker on the subject at conferences and cultural gatherings.