Savušun28 Oct 2020
The event is over
Savušun is a solo created in 2018. It is an ode to vulnerability, affection, and affected beings. Like a fairy story, the solo draws inspiration from commemorative Shiite rituals in Iran: Tazi and ceremonial sineh-zani (chest-beating). In this collective story, the artist weaves a more intimate tale, probing the representation of complex, paradoxical emotions. Pain, fear and suffering experienced by minority bodies are transformed via recourse to play, fun, adroitness and hybrid gestures mid-way between grotesque and grace. Touching on loss that’s partly real, partly symbolic, Savušun taps into the dual notions of comfort and discomfort, gentleness and cruelty, toxic masculinity and vulnerable identity. Trouble subsists.
Sorour Darabi is a self-taught artist born and raised in Shiraz (Iran). Now dividing their time between Berlin and Paris, they are furthering their research embarked upon during studies for a master in choreography at the National Choreographic Centre (CCN) of Montpellier-Languedoc Roussillon, supervised by Mathilde Monnier, then Christian Rizzo. During these two years of choreographic study in France (2013-15), they conducted research that led to the production of Subject to change, a performance created and presented at the CCN Montpellier. Subject to change questions transformation over time and interaction with the system.
They first embarked on their artistic career via music, and discovered their taste for dance in Iran, during a workshop led by Mohammad Abbasi, initiator of an underground dance group in Iran which then became the "Invisible Centre of Contemporary Dance". In 2011 their first solo, Dans le temps le plus contemporain possible (In the most contemporary time possible) explored the relationship between body, time and the concept of contemporaneity, by observing what was happening in their body at that time. In 2013, shortly before leaving for France, they presented From Here to Here, a solo exploring voluntary memory and its relationship with objects and actions in daily life.
Sorour Darabi, Savušun
Création lumière : Yannick Fouassier & Jean-Marc Ségalen
Dramaturgie Pauline L. Boulba
Regard extérieur : Céline Cartillier et Mathieu Bouvier
Régisseur plateau : Jean-Marc Ségalen
Technicien son : Clément Bernerd
28 oct. 2020
À partir de 20h
Sorour Darabi, Savušun
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