Since the dawn of civilization great characters have been immortalized by faith or philosophy. Cyrus, the Great Achaemenid Emperor (C. 600 – 530 BC) is immortalized on both accounts. He figures in the Hebrew Bible more than twenty times as the saviour from slavery. His project of human liberty and dignity not only figured in the sacred text s of the Bible but it transformed ancient Persia to a sacred realm only second to Jerusalem. His virtues were the product of ancient Iranian education immortalized in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia, The Education of Cyrus.
Who Cyrus is
Who we are
Having a star such as him shining above the darkness of all kinds is the principle guideline for our efforts at Cyrus Gala. Honouring his name and legacy we strive to appropriate his ideal to our approach to art and culture. We believe in the diversity and the love and care for the environment. We believe in combining our aesthetic values with justice and care for our only home in the galaxy, i.e. Earth. We believe in human rights and encourage the freedom and happiness that is the ideal of humanity.
What we do
In Cyrus, projects includes galas that celebrate artists and culture builders of our own time. This includes artistic achievements of many masters of Iranian arts and culture. In this respect the task is immense for there is no shortage of highly respected artists and culture cultivators. This year we inaugurate our gala by celebrating the lifetime achievements of an Iranian icon, Behrouz Vossoughi, well known and admired by film-lovers.