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写真 | 2021年 03月 18日 03:15 JST

Women create community of dance in Iran

Boshra, a women's dance coach, and members of her performance group practice in Tehran, Iran March 13, 2021. Boshra, who has been dancing professionally for 13 years, practices ballet, Iranian miniature dance and Sama, a traditional ceremonial performance. The 33-year-old's interests began when she saw a performance by a friend at a young age.

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Boshra, a women's dance coach, and members of her performance group practice in Tehran, Iran March 13, 2021. Bmore

Boshra, a women's dance coach, and members of her performance group practice in Tehran, Iran March 13, 2021. Boshra, who has been dancing professionally for 13 years, practices ballet, Iranian miniature dance and Sama, a traditional ceremonial performance. The 33-year-old's interests began when she saw a performance by a friend at a young age. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Boshra and members of her performance group practice in Tehran. She has been teaching women dance for the past 10 years. 

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Boshra and members of her performance group practice in Tehran. She has been teaching women dance for the pastmore

Boshra and members of her performance group practice in Tehran. She has been teaching women dance for the past 10 years. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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After the pandemic began, some of Boshra's classes moved online, including this session with one of her students from home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

After the pandemic began, some of Boshra's classes moved online, including this session with one of her studenmore

After the pandemic began, some of Boshra's classes moved online, including this session with one of her students from home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra teaches online session for one of her students at her house in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra teaches online session for one of her students at her house in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra teaches online session for one of her students at her house in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Classes that could not be held virtually were still held in-person while abiding by health and safety protocols. All performances were also canceled due to the pandemic.

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Classes that could not be held virtually were still held in-person while abiding by health and safety protocolmore

Classes that could not be held virtually were still held in-person while abiding by health and safety protocols. All performances were also canceled due to the pandemic. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra and her students formed a performance group with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Guidance in Iran. They practice Sama, a traditional performative ceremony.

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Boshra and her students formed a performance group with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Guidancemore

Boshra and her students formed a performance group with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Guidance in Iran. They practice Sama, a traditional performative ceremony. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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There is no formal dance training in Iran and there are no special dance schools. Dance in Iran is only permitted in the context of broader performances.

Majid Asgaripour/WANA

There is no formal dance training in Iran and there are no special dance schools. Dance in Iran is only permitmore

There is no formal dance training in Iran and there are no special dance schools. Dance in Iran is only permitted in the context of broader performances. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra can only teach her art to women who are interested in this art form, and her group can only perform for other women.

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Boshra can only teach her art to women who are interested in this art form, and her group can only perform formore

Boshra can only teach her art to women who are interested in this art form, and her group can only perform for other women. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra's ballet shoes are seen at her home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra's ballet shoes are seen at her home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra's ballet shoes are seen at her home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra looks out from the window at her house in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra looks out from the window at her house in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra looks out from the window at her house in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra and members of her performance group pose for a selfie. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra and members of her performance group pose for a selfie. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra and members of her performance group pose for a selfie. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra is reflected by the mirror during practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra is reflected by the mirror during practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra is reflected by the mirror during practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra practices with members of her performance group. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra practices with members of her performance group. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra practices with members of her performance group. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Members of Boshra's performance group practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Members of Boshra's performance group practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Members of Boshra's performance group practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Members of Boshra's performance group practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Members of Boshra's performance group practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Members of Boshra's performance group practice. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra plays with her setar instrument at home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra plays with her setar instrument at home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra plays with her setar instrument at home in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra practices with members of her performance group. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra practices with members of her performance group. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra practices with members of her performance group. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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Boshra practices in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra practices in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA

Boshra practices in Tehran. Majid Asgaripour/WANA
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