Production Details / Press Releases
Shahisavandi and Sajadieh share their Iranian origins, their passion for contemporary dance and ethnology. Accompanied by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi on the tombak, they question the pursuit of individuality.
NILOUFAR SHAHISAVANDI studied dance at the dance academy Epsedanse in Montpellier and worked as a dancer with choreographers like Akira Kasai and Helena Waldmann. In addition, Niloufar studied Social Anthropology, Iranian Science and Politics at FU Berlin. Her master thesis deals with the underground dance scene in Tehran.
SOLMAZ SAJADIEH studied contemporary dance at the art school Conservatoire Jean-Wiener in Paris and graduated in philosophy and sociology from the University Sorbonne-Paris 4. In addition to her activities as a dancer, she gained further education as an actress and performed in theatre plays and short movies.
MOHAMMAD REZA MORTAZAVI is regarded to be one of the best hand-drummers worldwide. Playing the traditional Persian handdrums tombak and daf in his own uniqiue way, he crafts a network of danceable rhythms, uptempo beats and trance-like textures. He was playing in very different contexts from Roskilde festival to the Berliner Philharmonie as well as in dance/theater productions all over the world.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Niloufar Shahisavandi, Solmaz Sajadieh
GUEST MUSICIAN / COMPOSER: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
DRAMATURGIC SUPPORT: Maja Zimmermann
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Johanna Withelm
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 26th Tanztage Berlin are a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the support of Goethe-Institut, Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. and mapping dance berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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):