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Sorour Darabi:
Natural Drama

Sorour Darabi_Natural Drama_c_Laurent Paillier
Sorour Darabi:
Natural Drama
Dance/Performance
in English and Persian

German premiere

Since their first work, Farci.e, Sorour Darabi has been exploring the notion of transgression, with a particular focus on the potential of reappropriation. Reappropriation can bring to light what is masked by binary thinking: the hybrid myths hidden between left and right, man and woman, human and animal, good and bad, physical and spiritual, natural and industrial...

Natural Drama questions the concept of “Nature” through the lens of contemporary environmental issues and from a historical and socio-political perspective, with all that implies for the body. Recalling two figures who have engaged with feminist issues in very different ways and geographies, Sorour Darabi examines representations and constructions of the so-called female body and develops a kind of futuristic mythology that seeks its roots in dance traditions both visible and invisible, preserved and lost.

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Duration

  • Approx. 60 minutes

Language

  • Little language
  • Persian singing
  • English written language (in projections)

Audience area

  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability

Early boarding
If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.

Tickets

  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
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  • At the box office

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Concept, Choreography, Text, and Performance Sorour Darabi Dramaturgy Lynda Rahal Sound Design Pablo Altar Light Design and Scenography Yannick Fouassier Setting, Accessories and Costume Design Alicia Zaton and Marine Peyraud assisted by Juliette Ritter on an original idea by Sorour Darabi Stage Management Jean-Marc Ségalen and Selma Benramdane Vocal Coach Pierre Derycke Executive production Météores Administration, production Charlotte Giteau Production, tour Anaïs Guilleminot

A production of Sorour Darabi in co-production with Centre national de la danse - CND Pantin, Festival d'Automne Paris, ICI-CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée in the framework of the project Europe Creative Life Long Burning, supported by the European Union, L'Echangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, WP Zimmer, Beursschouwburg, Black Box Theater, Tanzquartier Wien, Frascati Theater, PICA (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art). Supported by DRAC- Ile des France and SPEDIDAM. Studio grants Ballet du Nord - CCN Roubaix Hauts de France, Centre national de la danse Angers, Stuk Kunstencentrum Louvain, Agora/Montpellier danse, Trauma Bar & Cinema. The guest performance as part of Queer Darlings #4 is made possible by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Rausgegangen, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz.die tageszeitung.

Sorour Darabi is an Iranian artist living and working in Paris. Working actively in Iran, they were a part of the underground organization ICCD, whose festival Untimely (Teheran) hosted their work before their departure for France. During studies at the CCN de Montpellier they created the solo Subject to Change, a performance that questions time and one’s cohabitation with an environment. In 2016, they created Farci.e, a solo dealing in notions of language, gender identity and sexuality. In the solo performance Mowgli (2021) Sorour Darabi deals with the jungle as an intersection of contemporary myths. Sorour Darabi has already performed at the Sophiensæle in 2017, in the context of the Dance Days and in 2019 with Savušun, created in 2018.

  • Sorour Darabi_Natural Drama_c_Laurent Paillier
    © Laurent Paillier
  • Sorour Darabi_Natural Drama_c_Laurent Paillier
    © Laurent Paillier
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