Haj ali sadeghipour

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Haj ali sadeghipour
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Rafsanjan, Kerman
Known forPardekhani and Menbarkhani
Patron(s)Morshed Qolam Ali (his father)

Haj Ali Sadeghipour (born in 1936) is a distinguished Morshed knowing all the techniques to the last detail for curtain-storytelling, having been taught by his father and beginning performing as a disciple of the Morshed (master).

Performance Method[edit | edit source]

One of the most important techniques which can be used in curtain storytelling is the Ma'rekeh (Juggler-displaying) speech. Learning from his father, Morshed Sadeghipour has much to offer in terms of ways of performing encomiums, prayer-reciting, sermons, singing Qazals (lyrical poems) and Chavoshikhani (Tiding-singing), which are kinds of religious rituals or Ma'arekeh performances. During his narration Morshed Sadeghipour attempts to use the curtain in its entirety, which is why his audience is faced with great variety in performance based on characteristics of each of the faces on the curtain and the various details of the stories are acted out with the help of the cane and body movements in beautiful meaningful expressions. All this in addition to his being well-informed result in an exceptional performance.

Narration[edit | edit source]

Morshed Ali Sadeghipour while introducing the curtain uses many references to subsidiary stories but the main story is that of the «Daughter of Abdollah Amer». Abdollah desires a child in his old age, and God gives him a daughter whom he names Hende. Hende's beauty becomes famous and the cruel ruler wants to possess her, but Abdollah out for fear of enemy, gives his daughter to Imam Ali the first Imam of the Shi'ites. However, she falls into the hands of Yazid during an event. After a while the events of Karbala have happened, leading to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain. Hende prays to God to be gotten rid from the hands of Yazid, and also to see the children of Imam Ali who were taken prisoner.

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Source[edit | edit source]

  • Ardalan, hamidreza (2008). Picture-storyteller masters of iran, the Iranian academy of the art, 2008, volume 8. ISBN: 978-964-2986-026(vol.8). 978-964-2986-002(set).