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.
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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.
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- Choreography and lighting
Tara Fatehi Irani
Terje Wessel Øverland
- Light technician
Arash a Nejad
Tale Hendnes/Dansens Hus
Co-producers: Montpellier dans, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Julidans, Berlin, Dansens Hus, Oslo.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd.