With desires to westernize and modernize Iran in the early to mid-twentieth century, the secular governments supported both western ballet and traditional Iranian dance companies. Following the Revolution of 1979 that brought the country under conservative Islamic law, public dance performance of all kinds were effectively banned. Today, dance in Iran continues its complex development.
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Coaching the next generation of aspiring ballerinas as part of her role as director of the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Vancouver’s Chan Hon Goh shares her favourite ballets, what dance means to her and the her thoughts on the state of Canadian ballet.