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Recording: 2023-03-12 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Ulduz Ahmadzadeh, ‎عطش ATASH عطش contemporary dance company


Spirits, Jinns & Avatars | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

The moment of rapture in which body and music unite is called “tarab” in Arabic. Choreographer Ulduz Ahmadzadeh focuses on unexplored and forbidden dances of the pre-Islamic Middle Eastern cultural heritage. Accompanied by percussion rhythms, seven dancers embody millennia-old movement material and let it enter into dialogue with contemporary dance language, without shying away from the colonial dynamics between the two.


TFB Nr. 1743

Cast & Credits

Concept & choreography: Ulduz Ahmadzadeh
Concept & scenography: Till Krappmann
Composition & live music: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Dance & choreography: Desi Bonato, Naline Ferraz, Flora Virag, Luca Major, Yiannis Tsigkris, Xianghui Zeng, Jassi Murad
Light design: Jan Wielander
Production: Julia Haas, Mascha Mölkner
Scenography: in collaboration with Alice Ursini

Production: عطش ATASH عطش contemporary dance company
Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien
Supported by: City of Vienna, Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports, Dance on Tour Austria, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, austria kultur international, ACT OUT
Residency: Dampfzentrale Bern.

Costume (HAU): Gabi Bartels
Stage (HAU): Michael Bauer, Jachya Freeth, Jan Hoffmann, Sujin Choi
Lighting (HAU): Klaus Dust, Max Wegner, Luise Grarff, Josephine Mielke
Sound (HAU): Frieder Naumann, Lukas Hamm
Intern (HAU): Hendrik Voigt

Spirits, Jinns & Avatars – On Magic in the Digital Age
Curators: Petra Poelzl, Sarah Reimann
Curatorial advice: Adham Hafez
Curatorial advice HAU4: dgtl fmnsm
A festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

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)

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