Driven by her curiosity for other cultures and their relation to ‘movement’, the Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir moved to Tehran in 2014, where she became intrigued by the inventiveness and dynamics of the local art scene. Her encounter with the inspiring artists Masoumeh Jalalieh and SeyedAlireza Mirmohammadi led to a lasting artistic affinity between them and a dance duet, being, for and with Masoumeh and SeyedAlireza.
Everyone has a body. Through that body, we focus on the world. It is something elementary that we share with others. being is an encounter between two bodies, but also between the West and the Middle East. It shows us what we share rather than emphasising our differences.
Creditschoreography Bára Sigfúsdóttir | by and with Masoumeh Jalalieh en Seyedalireza Mirmohammadi | music Eivind Lønning | costume Andrea Kraenzlin | light design Jan Fedinger | dramaturgy Sara Vanderieck | technicians Marie Vandecasteele en/of Bardia Mohammad | production Grip | international distribution a propic / Line Rousseau en Marion Gauvent | co-production kunstencentrum Vooruit / dna - departures and arrivals, dansbrabant, dance on pass on dream on, workspacebrussels / life long burning, moussem nomadisch kunstencentrum, de grote post en c-takt | supported by fabrik potsdam, platform 0090, grand theatre en campo | financial support by de Vlaamse overheid, de ambassade van de federale republiek Duitsland, the creative Europe programme of the european union en de stad 1ntwerpen | thanks to Andrean Sigurgeirsson en Martin Blank