collaboration

Babel – 1st development

Babel – 1st development

Babel is the title of a performance piece based on the old myth of "the tower of Babylon". It is produced by Baran theatre in Brisbane, in a collaboration between Nasim Khosravi, Greg Manning and myself.

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Metro Arts 2016

Metro Arts 2016

I participate as AV designer in the final development and presentation of the performance Vis and Ramin at Metro Arts. The performance is co-produced by Metro Arts and Baran theatre group, and presented from 10th to 15th of May 2016 in Sue Benner theatre hall in Metro Arts, Brisbane.

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Vis and Ramin

Vis and Ramin is one of the most famous narratives of pre-Islamic Iran, having endured through the past 2000 years as a tale of forbidden love, rebellion, rejection of social mores and the challenging of inherited political structures. It is often described as a Persian Romeo and Juliet, and believed to be an inspiration for Tristan and Iseult, although the proto-feminism of the central character brings to mind Greek figures Medea and Antigone. The subversive and feminist implications of the story have resulted in its being banned in Iran since the revolution.

credits

CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR / NASIM KHOSRAVI

CO-WRITER/TRANSLATOR / HIWA MICHAELI

MUSIC  / MOHAMMAD JAVADI

SET DESIGN / HOSEIN KHOSRAVI

LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGN/ MEHRAN MORTEZAEI

AV DESIGN / ERFAN ABDI

PERFORMERS / ROJA GHOLAMHOSSEINI, HAMIDREZA SHARIFI, NASIM TAKAVAR, FARIBORZ MOHAMADI

PROJECT MANAGER / FREDDY KOMP

STAGE MANAGER / JEREMY GORDON

COORDINATOR / MATIN ZARA

DIRECTING MENTOR / SAPIDAH KIAN

DRAMATURG / KATHRYN MARQUET

MOVEMENT CONSULTANT / JAMES CUNNINGHAM

Past developments of the work have benefited from the insights and contributions of Soheil Souzani, Reza Kaviani, Reyhanneh Shirjani, Kathryn Kelly, and Nathan Sibthorpe.

In 2016 Vis & Ramin was co-presented by Metro Arts & Baran from 10- to 14 May in the Sue Benner Theatre at Metro Arts Brisbane. For this presentation I collaborated with Baran as A/V designer. Baran (Persian for ‘rain’ باران) is a new performance group. Artistic Director Nasim Khosravi is of a new generation of Iranian migrants to Australia applying her educational, experimental and professional theatre backgrounds in Iran to shape a new professional company in Australia. Baran is founded on one of the most basic philosophies of theatre: a means of dialogue.

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