TARAB, 06. - 07. September

06. - 07. September

What happen when seven dancers absorb themselves in ancient, unknown and strange rhythmical patterns?

  • Duration70 min
  • Price360
  • StageMain stage

“Tarab” happens when a body is gripped by the music, and physical sensation is enhanced. This heightened moment, when body and music unite, is a door to ecstasy and enchanted sensuality. In TARAB, the last part of a trilogy, Ulduz Ahmadzadeh focuses on unexplored and, in some places, forbidden movement material and odd rhythmic patterns of Pre-Islamic, West Asien cultural heritage. Dance and music material that has undergone multiple forms of Eurocolonial and Islamic translations, in which women, from being the primary holders, got either reduced to sexualised oriental entertainer-dancers or forbidden from practising them all together. Accompanied by the complex rhythms of the composer and virtuoso percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, seven dancers embody these millennia-old movement materials.

is about imagining a possible dialogue between those dance worlds and the contemporary dance language without shying away from the colonial dynamics between the two.

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  • Artistic co-direction & choreography

    Ulduz Ahmadzadeh

  • Artistic co-direction & scenography

    Till Jasper Krappmann

  • Composition, sound design & live music

    Mohammad Reza Mortazavi

  • Dance

    Desi Bonato
    Naline Ferraz
    Luca Major
    Yiannis Tsigkris
    Livia Khazanehdari
    Polina Kliuchnikova
    Hugo Le Brigand

  • Light design

    Jan Wielander

  • Production

    Mascha Mölkner

  • Foto

    Maximilian Pramatarov

The perfromance is presented in cooperation with AEROWAVES - Dance across Europe

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Production: ATASH عطش contemporary dance company
Tanzquartier Wien
Supported by:
City of Vienna, Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports

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