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Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth, 26. - 29. January 2023

Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth,
26. - 29. January 2023

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.

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.

  • Plukk og miks 22

    Plukk og miks

    Det er jammen ikke lett å være lommebok når vi slipper en sesong full av spennende ting. Men vi har en løsning på det; kjøper du billett til tre ulike forestillinger får du 30% rabatt.

Contributors

  • 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

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