Solo performance


Sorour Darabi

Creation 2019

Conception, choreography & performance: Sorour Darabi
Light design: Yannick Fouassier, Jean-Marc Ségalen
Dramaturgy: Pauline Le Boulba
Outside eyes: Céline Cartillier, Mathieu Bouvier
Sound design: Clément Bernerd
Administration: Charlotte Giteau
Touring: Sandrine Barrasso

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse
Production: Météores
Coproduction: Montpellier Danse 2018 / Agora cité internationale de la danse, with the support of the Fondation BNP Paribas; CND Centre national de la danse; La Villette;
La Maison CDCN Uz.s Gard Occitanie with the support of La Fée Nadou; Zürcher Theater Spektakel; ICI – Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier / Occitanie; Sophiensaele; Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand
With the support of: SPEDIDAM, Ballet du Nord

Thanks to: Pouya Ehsaei, Florian De Sépibus, Agnieszka Ryszkiewicz, Ali Moini, Bryan Campbell, Dd Dorvillier, Hossein Fakhri, Kamnoush Khosrovani, Maria Rössler, Tirdad

The young Iranian artist Sorour Darabi left a deep impression last year with Farci.e,
a performance about the fluidity of identity and suffocating gender constraints.
His latest creation, Savušun سووشوون (Mourning the death of Siyâvash), weaves together the Shiite
mourning ceremonies of the month of Muharram with a more personal story about mourning,
fear and pain.
Between genuine and symbolic suffering, Darabi shows how complex and contradictory these emotions can be and how their experience is dominated by fossilized norms and values.
With gestures that are equally elegant and grotesque, s.he reassesses the pain and fear with which minorities struggle, turning them into a manifest force. Like an ode to vulnerability, Savušun ranges from consolation to discomfort, from tenderness to cruelty, from toxic masculinity to hybrid identity.

Wed. 29.05.2019
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Thu. 30.05.2019
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Fri. 31.05.2019
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Sat. 01.06.2019
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie