Ulduz Ahmadzadeh / عطش ATASH عطش contemporary dance company
TARAB

  • Fri 05.07.24 20 h
  • Sat 06.07.24 20 h

Duration: 70 mins.

Please note: There are moments of total darkness in the performance.

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»The message seems clear. Bring the women of this world into the light! Don't leave them out in the rain.« – tanz.at

In Arab and Iranian culture, »tarab« happens when a body is gripped by music, and physical sensation is enhanced. This heightened moment, when the body and music unite, is a door to ecstasy and enchanted sensuality. In ›TARAB‹, the third part of a trilogy, ATASH عطش contemporary dance company focus on unexplored, under-represented and in some places forbidden movement material, healing ceremonies and odd rhythmic patterns of Pre-Islamic, Middle Eastern cultural heritage. Dance and music material that has undergone multiple forms of Euro-colonial and Islamic translations, in which women, from being the primary holders, got either reduced to sexualised ›oriental‹ entertainer-dancers or forbidden from practising them all together. Accompanied by the complex rhythms of the virtuoso percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, seven dancers embody these millennia-old movement materials.

In TARAB the Iranian choreographer Ulduz Ahmadzadeh creates a counterpoint to the widespread images of commercialized and Westernized versions of ›Middle Eastern‹ dances. Accompanied by the complex rhythms of the virtuoso drummer Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, seven dancers embody these millennia-old movements.

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Concept & Choreography: Ulduz Ahmadzadeh Concept & Szenography: Till Krappmann  Komposition & Live musik: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi Dance & Choreography: Desi Bonato, Naline Ferraz, Polina Kliuchnikova, Livia Khazanehdari, Hugo Le Brigand, Luca Major, Yiannis Tsigkris Light design: Jan Wielander Set design: in Zusammenarbeit mit Alice Ursini Production: Mascha Mölkner, Julia Haas Tour management: partner in crime Photos: Maximilian Pramatarov

Co-produced by عطش ATASH عطش contemporary dance company and Tanzquartier Wien.
With the kind support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, austria kultur international and ACT OUT.

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