As a poetic generator of subtext, the moving body can express different layers of sensations and experiences. In being, Bára Sigfúsdóttir uses this body as the common ground to explore and to put in dialogue the West-European with the Iranian identity. Rooted in an ongoing curiosity towards new cultures and the development of movement in different contexts than her own, Bára travelled to Tehran (Iran) in 2014 while she was teaching a workshop there, she got intrigued by the skills and presence of two local artists.
This planted the seed for being, a piece where Bára creates an onstage encounter for and with Iranian performers. For this performance the three of them explore the concept of ‘meeting’ and reflect on the West-European and the Iranian (and by extension the Middle-Eastern) culture and society. Their bodies serve as the common ground to depart from. The meeting between bodies, between performers on stage but also between them and the audience, serves as a sober gesture: a place to explore what we share rather than to underline our differences.
This performance will be performed in Tehran, in collaboration with the Nofelloshato and Da Theatre House’s Participation, and a two-day workshop will be held by Ms. Bára Sigfúsdóttir..
.credits:Director & Choreography: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
Dramaturge: Sara Vanderieck
Performers: Masoumeh Jalalieh and SeyedAlireza Mirmohammadi
Production manager: G
Art director in Iran: Honey Hoseini
Music: Eivind Lønning
Costume: Andrea Kraenzlin
Lighting design: Jan Fedinger
Technical Coordination: Marie Vandecasteele, Honey Hoseini and Arman Moghadam
Public relations& Advertisement: Moein Ghavi
International manager of Da Theatre House:Neda Notash
.Being, 7, 8 and 9 July, Tehran, Iran