Omar Rajeh/Maqamat & MaHa Group: ZAAFARAN

Omar Rajeh / Maqamat & MaHa Group:

Zaafaran

 

FRI 28.10.2016 at 18:00
SAT 29.10.2016 at 17:00

Kiasma Theatre

Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki

 

 

 

In 2015, Beirut-based choreographer Omar Rajeh was invited to Tehran to create a piece for MaHa, a local dance company. Zaafaran was created based on the idea of ‘sacrifice’, a concept that Omar Rajeh sees as deeply anchored at the root of many cultures today and on his personal impressions of Tehran and its inhabitants. In a country where dance seems to still be unaccepted, the Lebanese choreographer creates a contemporary examination of coping with the past and stages it on a Persian carpet – a rich floor, luxuriating, however, in bygone memories.

Dance company MaHa was founded in 2013 in Iran where dance is forbidden and frowned upon. Without the presence of a single dance academy and from various backgrounds, a group of young artists gathered together and started out of a need create and express their thoughts. Survival through dance is at the core of their work.

 

 

 

ZAAFARAN

 

Choreography: Omar Rajeh

Dance: Mitra Ziaee Kia & Mostafa Shabkhan

Tompak (Goblet Drum): Ali Taleie

Costume Design: Reza Nadimi

Production: MaHa

Co-production: Maqamat Beit El Raqs

Premiered at BIPOD, Beirut International Platform of Dance, April 2016

 

Duration: 40 min

 

 

Photo: Mostafa Kazemi

 

 

 


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This performance is included in the festival pass.

 

FESTIVAL PASS 35 €

 

 

 

Single tickets 25/15 € at the door, if available.

 

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https://holvi.com/shop/kansallisgalleria/section/kiasma-teatteri/