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Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth, 25. - 28. August

Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth,
25. - 28. August

Collective sacrifice, a death ritual.

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.


  • Choreography and lighting

    Hooman Sharifi

  • Performers

    Tara Fatehi Irani
    Roza Moshtaghi
    Ehsan Hemat
    Hooman Sharifi

  • Music

    Arash Moradi

  • Sound

    Terje Wessel Øverland

  • Light technician

    Martin Myrvold

  • Producer

    Rikke Baewert

  • Photo

    Arash a Nejad

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