June 12 | 18.00
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The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.
A meeting point, a friendship, a secret space where stories of fear, joy and agency are recalled. Cyber Ghosts plays around with the notions of surveillance and control in an ironic, intimate and poetic setting. Kiana and Roham meet online in an environment that feels uncertain, unstable and, at times, threatening. Through dances and songs they explore feelings that have been repressed and stigmatized and develop collective survival strategies. In a space that connects the stage of the Sophiensæle and a rural house in Iran, where Roham lives, somewhere in between delight and distress, they withstand in their glow; for dance that is the poison.
Cyber Ghosts runs about 50 minutes. It uses English and Farsi spoken and written language. The light situation is rather dark and there might be flashing light effects. There will be loud music. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that details may change until the premiere. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 27 89 00 35.
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Kiana Rezvani is a choreographer and performer from Iran, based in berlin that plays around with a status of continuous in betweenness. Kiana’s artistic works search for untold, hidden and suppressed histories, memories and narratives, finding meanings and creating new relations that challenge the dominant colonial, imperial perspectives. in choreographic works, Kiana focuses on the densities of emotions, sensations and affects and creates enchanted spaces for poetic resilience. Kiana is the cofounder of cobracobra collective.
Roham Amiri Far is a body-based performer. His works are mainly experiential and in the fields of experimental dance film, narrative film and writing. His work is situated in between dance and his living concerns: combining the somatic and spiritual with the focus on the political and queer body. His interest is the decentralization of artistic practice and body listening. Based on this idea he has been living in a village for some time in order to discover a way to connect his two main interests: dance and nature.
CONCEPT Kiana Rezvani, Roham Amiri Far ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Kiana Rezvani STAGE MANAGER Camille Lacadee costumes Molly McDonnell LIGHTING Thais Nepomuceno SOUND, TECHNICAL DIRECTION Nikola Pieper MULTIMEDIA/TECHNICAL SUPPORT Wro Wrzesińska DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Maciej Sado
A production by Kiana Rezvani in co-production with TANZTAGE BERLIN/SOPHIENSÆLE. The 31st Tanztage Berlin is a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partner: taz, die Tageszeitung.