Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25
Start: Zur letzten Instanz (Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin)
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Tara Fatehi & Pouya Ehsaei:
From the Lips to the Moon

FROM_THE_LIPS_(vl Sam Warner, Jemima Yong, Tara Fatehi, Pouya Ehsaei)_(c)Holly_Revell
Tara Fatehi & Pouya Ehsaei:
From the Lips to the Moon
Duration: 4h

A flock of birds flying south. A flicker of red behind closed eyes. A pillar of books collapsing. One hundred mouths opening in unison. A wounded cheetah climbing up a tree. A walking stick tapping, pause, tapping. A twisting waist, a stiff knee, elbows pressing into ribs, focus. Two hands wrapping bandage around an arm. A lump of dough smashed into the kitchen counter. Two pairs of feet going on tip toe and down, tip toe and down. It’s about movement, necessity, banality.

Created by electronic musician and composer Pouya Ehsaei and voicer, mover, writer Tara Fatehi, From the Lips to the Moon is an unusual music and poetry show. It’s an immersive space playing with the synergies of words, melodies, languages and beats to tell non-stories in goosebumps, twists and half-familiar languages. Pouya and Tara invite local guest artists from the Berlin scene to collaborate with them. Building textual, sonic and visual structures that activate spontaneity, listening and improvisation, each night, they create a unique live performance.

This event is part of tanzpol 2024.

The information on accessibility is still in progress and will be updated as soon as possible. If any questions remain unanswered until then, please feel free to contact the communication department at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).

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.


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

You can also find more information about accessibility at the house here.

Concept, music, poetry: Tara Fatehi, Pouya Ehsaei
Visuals: Mahir Duman
Guests on May 24: Tanasgol Sabbagh, Yasmin Taheri (poetry), Misagh Joolaee (kamanche), Regis Molina (sax, flute, percussions)
Guests on May 25: Roshanak Rafani (percussions), Uygur Vural (cello), Armeghan Taheri, Keça Filankes (poetry)

Tara Fatehi works across performance, voice, movement and writing engaging with ambiguity, mistranslation, unfinishedness, and messy narratives and gestures found and lost in everyday life. Tara has performed at the V&A Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Nottdance, Chapter and Edinburgh Horizon among others. Tara’s Mishandled Archive is 365 days of dispersing a family archive in public space through dance and photographs, performed internationally and published as a book (LADA, 2020). Always Already is an 8-hour movement and voice duet with Karen Christopher. As a performer Tara has recently worked with Hooman Sharifi and Teatro O Bando.

Pouva Ehsaei is an electronic musician, producer, radio host and curator. Pouya's music involves experimenting with different compositional and sound synthesis techniques to create a sonic passage through hypnotic soundscapes, industrial beats, epic soundscapes, fractal polymeric rhythms, and pulsating hard-hitting sub frequencies. Pouya has released two solo albums There (2014) and RocRast (2020) and two albums with his band Ariwo. He performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre and Bozar as well as festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, Womex, Womad, Fusion, Bahidora, Manana, Boomtown, Shambala and Linecheck.

  • FROM_THE_LIPS_(vl Sam Warner, Jemima Yong, Tara Fatehi, Pouya Ehsaei)_(c)Holly_Revell
    © Holly Revell
  • FROM_THE_LIPS_(vl Sam Warner, Tara Fatehi, Pouya Ehsaei)_(c)Holly_Revell
    © Holly Revell