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In Arab and Iranian culture, «tarab» happens when a body is gripped by music, and physical sensation is enhanced. This heightened moment, when body and music unite, is a door to ecstasy and enchanted sensuality. That is exactly what is forbidden in some Islamic contexts. In TARAB, the last part of a trilogy, Ulduz Ahmadzadeh focuses on unexplored and, in some places, forbidden movement material and odd rhythmic patterns of Pre-Islamic, Middle Eastern cultural heritage. Dance and music material that has undergone multiple forms of Eurocolonial and Islamic translations, in which women, from being the primary holders, got either reduced to sexualised oriental entertainer-dancers or forbidden from practicing them all together.

What is the purpose of a Sharing?

Artists who spend a residency at the Dampfzentrale Bern have the option of a Sharing. Sharings are public rehearsals where artists meet an interested audience. They offer the public an insight into the creative processes of artists. For their part, the artists use the Sharing to show interested parties what they are currently working on and what keeps them busy in an uncomplicated setting. The Dampfzentrale team discusses the Sharing with the artists in advance and moderates it.


Konzept & Choreografie: Ulduz Ahmadzadeh
Konzept & Szenografie: Till Krappmann
Komposition & Live-Musik: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Tanz & Choreografie: Desi Bonato, Naline Ferraz, Flora Virag, Luca Major, Ofer Dayani, Axel Hampusson, Jassi Murad
Licht: Jan Wielander
Produktion: Julia Haas, Mascha Mölkner
Szenografie in Zusammenarbeit mit Alice Ursini
Foto: Maximilian Pramatarov

Diese Residency wird unterstützt von ACT OUT, einem Projekt der IG Freie Theaterarbeit, gefördert aus Mitteln des BMEIA.

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