Sorour Darabi Natural Drama
In this futuristic dance mythology, Sorour Darabi shines their light on nature.
Since their first work Farci.e, Sorour Darabi has been exploring the notion of transgression, with a particular focus on the potential of reappropriation. Reappropriation can bring to light what is masked by binary thinking: the hybrid myths hidden between left and right, man and woman, human and animal, good and bad, physical and spiritual, natural and industrial... Natural Drama questions the concept of “nature” through the lens of contemporary environmental issues and from a historical and socio-political perspective, with all that implies for the body. It is a kind of futuristic mythology with its roots in dance traditions both seen and hidden, preserved and lost.
Sorour Darabi is an Iranian artist living and working in Paris. Working actively in Iran, they were a part of the underground organization ICCD, whose festival Untimely (Teheran) hosted their work before their departure for France. During studies at the CCN de Montpellier they created the solo Subject to Change, a performance upon time and one’s cohabitation with an environment. In 2016, they created Farci.e, a solo dealing in notions of language, gender identity and sexuality. In 2018, they created Savušun. In 2021, they created two new solos : Mowgli and Natural Drama.
Read Sorour's statement in Etcetera on reclaiming public space: 'Mijn translichaam is een nomade’
Concept, Choreography and Performance: Sorour Darabi
Dramaturgy: Lynda Rahal
Sound Design: Pablo Altar
Light Design and Scenography: Yannick Fouassier
Setting, Accessories and Costume Design: Alicia Zaton and Marine Peyraud assisted by Juliette Ritter on an original idea by Sorour Darabi
Stage Management: Jean-Marc Ségalen and Selma Benramdane
Vocal Coach: Pierre Derycke
Thanks to: Thélia Merchadou-Pineau (help for research of collaborators), Pierre Renard
Executive production: Météores Administration
Production: Charlotte Giteau
Production & Touring: Sandrine Barrasso
Coproduction: Centre national de la danse – CN D Pantin ; Festival d’Automne à Paris ; ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée dans le cadre du projet Europe Creative Life Long Burning financé par l’Union européenne ; L'Echangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France ;
Réseau WEB : La Maison de la danse CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, WP Zimmer, Beursschouwburg, Black Box Theater, Tanzquartier Wien, Frascati Theater ; PICA (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art)
With the support of DRAC – Ile de France and SPEDIDAM
Photo: Laurent Paillier
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