THE IRANIAN EXPERIENCE
Early in Robert's career as a principal
dancer, he was forced to stop dancing due to a physical impairment. Dame Ninette de Valois, leader and founder of
the Royal Ballet, where he had spent his formative years, sent him to Tehran at the invitation of the Shah, to bring
the National Ballet of Iran up to international standards.
A three year contract became an eleven year sojourn, as he
discovered an ancient culture striving for modernity. His life and outlook on dance were changed forever.
HIM FARAH PAHLAVI in Sarasota, Fl. for
the premiere of ZAL AND RUDABEH, a three act ballet created by Robert de Warren to a commissioned score by Dr. David Goldstein
2001 at VanWezel Performing Arts Hall
On the occasion of the Bicentennial of
the USA - President and Mrs Ford with HIM Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi presenting Robert de Warren after a performance in Washington
The Shah awarding Robert de Warren the Order of Homayoun
Receiving The Princess Anne at the opening performance of The
Mahalli Dancers of Iran at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.
HIM Empress Farah receiving Jacqueline de Warren after a performance at Roudaki Hall, Teheran. Intrduced
by Nejad Ahmadzadeh
INVITATION TO THE CORONATION OF THE SHAH AND EMPRESS