Iran Theater- The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance published a message on the occasion of holding the 19th Tehran-Mubarak International Puppet Theater Festival and considered this artistic event as an opportunity for artists with their sublime and pure art, convey the deepest spiritual teachings and the most appropriate and comprehensive human messages in the simplest and the most expressive way to today's audience.
Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili published a message on the eve of the 19th Tehran-Mubarak International Puppet Theater Festival.
He wrote: Dramatic arts is a explicit and attractive medium to show the cultural power and artistic message of the people of any country, Therefore, the most objective cultural elements of ancient Iran and the ritual messages of this artistic land can be observed in this kind of art, and there is no better opportunity than the wide and original world of puppet shows, especially at a time when the inhabitants of the earth seek peace after the increasing invasion of individualism and profiteering. And inner happiness, faith and hope are needed more than ever.
The art of puppet show is definitely the creative result of the creative thinking who, with their sublime and beautiful art, convey the deepest spiritual teachings and the most appropriate and comprehensive human messages in the simplest and the most expressive way to today's audience.
In the meantime, the figures and puppets come out of their small and refined but old, clean and beautiful world and with a new life, carry the heavy burden of beliefs, rituals and traditions on their delicate but powerful shoulders, in the best and most intimate way possible, to generations of today and tomorrow.
Concepts that are full of precious heritage and a heavy capital on the range of poems, stories and proverbs accumulated in the history of this region. These are the puppet shows that can be a rich and influential opportunity to showcase the individual talents and ethnic capabilities of Iranian artists, from the nearest cities to the farthest and most bordering parts of the country and in Tehran because of their cultural diversity and folklore history.
Also, in terms of cultural exchanges, puppet shows provide an attractive and effective platform for presenting valuable content to the guests and cultural ambassadors of other nations who are present at the "19th International Puppet Theater Festival.