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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. 

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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 

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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 DC

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The Shah awarding Robert de Warren the Order of Homayoun

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Receiving The Princess Anne at the opening performance of The Mahalli Dancers of Iran at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.

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HIM Empress Farah receiving Jacqueline de Warren after a performance at Roudaki Hall, Teheran. Intrduced by Nejad Ahmadzadeh

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INVITATION TO THE CORONATION OF THE SHAH AND EMPRESS FARAH 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROBERT'S IRANIAN EXPERIENCE

visit: www.wyvernprojects.org/iran-das



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