basis for being

© Kimia Rahgozar

This research process proposes dance as an alternate state of being. It looks at the embodiment of several unfulfilled states of being, born out of one specific context; a context that becomes the content and gives birth to a union of the forbidden, the child, the degenerate and the body-curious.

Through these states, there is a desire to fulfill one’s being through a process of observation, embodiment and being watched.

Narges [Farsi working title] evolves around the idea of images. four sets of images from the ’70s, ’80s and ’00s coexist with the being on stage and the beings sharing the space.

This is a biography of being and not one of mine. let’s not let the images deceive.

August 2017 . Research Process . Tehran
April 2018 . Studio Presentation within Maqamat‘s Leymoun Dance Platform . Beirut
July 2018 . Reflection Period in Pasquini Castle (supported by Armunia) . Castiglioncello
1-14 October 2018 – Creation Process . Tehran
15-29 October 2018 – Creative Residency with BIT Teatergarasjen . Bergen
October 2018 – Presentation within Oktoberdans Festival . Bergen
November though January 2019 . Development Phase . Tehran
February/March 2019 – Working Residency in Tanzfabrik . Berlin
9-22 December 2019 – Creative Residency in Tanzfabrik . Berlin
29 August 2020 – Open Studio in internationale tanzmesse nrw . Dusseldorf [Cancelled]
September 2020-April 2021 – Creation in K3 Tanzplan . Hamburg