Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth,

Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth,

Collective sacrifice, a death ritual.

  • Duration90 min
  • Price165 - 340
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

    What can sacrifice mean today? Can sacrifice be regarded as a poetic act, an everyday event that happens in everyone’s life? What would it mean to sacrifice yourself, either collectively or individually?

    Six dancers, one musician, one ancient three-stringed instrument, and the audience. Together, we awaken thoughts, memories and we create stories. The performance unfolds through the movements of the dancers who each bring traces of their individuality and artistic work into Hooman Sharifi’s piece. Every individual takes an independent place and performs their own physical sacrifice. With time, the dancers’ physicality, their breath, and the presence of you the public, a creature greater than our individuality is created; a sense of community built on a willingness to sacrifice and meet the other.

    To music from the tambura, an ancient instrument played live by Arash Moradi, this incredible team of dancers create a collective body that holds sacrifice as an everyday act. Like the dancers in this production, Hooman Sharifi’s background is also Iranian. He is a prominent dance artist in Norway and internationally.

    Background material

    • Skjermbilde 2022 08 22 kl 15 17 48

      Bak ryggen på Hooman

      Vi snakker med moren, kollegaer og parfymedealeren til danseren og koreografen Hooman Sharifi for å finne ut hvem han er og hvorfor han representerer et tidsskille i norsk dansekunst.


    • Choreography and lighting

      Hooman Sharifi

    • Performers

      Tara Fatehi Irani
      Roza Moshtaghi
      Ali Moini
      Ehsan Hemat
      Hooman Sharifi
      Sepideh Khodarahmi
      Ashkan Afsharian
      Masoumeh Jalalieh

    • Music

      Arash Moradi

    • Sound

      Terje Wessel Øverland

    • Light technician

      Martin Myrvold

    • Producer

      Rikke Baewert

    • Photo

      Arash a Nejad/Nyebilder

    Co-producers: Montpellier dans, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Julidans, Berlin, Dansens Hus, Oslo.
    Supported by Norsk Kulturråd.