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Recording: 2021-11-12 , ada Studio (Video © Walter Bickmann)

cobracobra, Sharón Mercado Nogales, Kiana Rezvani

Earth Beings

NAH DRAN extended: MISSED PIECES I | ada Studio in den Uferstudios

Production Details / Press Releases

We both share a parallel geographical background. Where we come from, the horizon has no form, it is a snake under the earth moving around and creating what we call mountains. We came to realize that their presence constantly shifts and transforms their environment and we carry the same force in our bodies too. We asked ourselves, are we a mountain too? Living in Berlin we felt the absence of mountains. We arrive at a virtual geo-choreography through google earth, ceremonies, foot dances and exercises of memory, grieving a loss and mourning an exploitation.

Kiana Rezvani grew up in Tehran feeling lucky for the presence of mountains in the intensity and density of that city. As a kid she was playing football with the boys in the neighbourhood and besides that, she was dancing alone in her room for herself. Her artistic work is a puzzle made from pixels of her biography and some missing pieces. Like the city she grew up in, she is interested in creating intense emotional and sensational experiences. She is co-founder of amigas and cobracobra collective.

Sharón Mercado Nogales studied dance with the Wayruru Project La Paz and at the BA program at HZT Berlin. She is co-founder of amigas and cobracobra collective. In her work she incorporates autobiographical material that goes through an exercise of memory. With the aim of creating decolonial body practices by setting the knowledge of her ancestors and her current life experience. She constantly seeks to trigger the current cultural spectrum through the body. As part of her research she is currently developing a dance practice called Technocumbia.


TFB Nr. 1588

Cast & Credits

Concept & performance: cobracobra (Sharón Mercado Nogales & Kiana Rezvani)
Music: Jorge Villaseca
Concept lighting design: Marcelo Schmittner
Realization of lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Costume assistant: Nina Kreiner

The ada Studio is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Sharón Mercado Nogales / Trailers and Video Documentations

Kiana Rezvani / Trailers and Video Documentations

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