process

by Kimia Rahgozar
© Kimia Rahgozar

Coming from a background in Literature, Teaching & Communication, Sina found his path in the performing arts in 2012. He helped establish and co-found an independent dance collective called MaHa alongside seven other young artists in Tehran. MaHa has had several successful dance creations in Iran (including Iran’s first Body Movement Festival in March 2016) some of which currently touring around the world. His artistic journey is inspired much by the urgency of the performing arts in initiating urgent dialogue. In terms of movement, Sina is curious about the (minimum) 40-year gap that the art form of dance has faced in Iran and wonders what Iranian contemporary dance might look like. dealing with questions of identity rising out of a very particular context called the Islamic Republic, he looks at elements within the Persian culture and how they might still be relevant today in his and the broader context. in December 2017 he founded Kahkeshān; an initiative dedicated to the creation, promotion & sharing of dance. He works as an adviser for various projects within the dance community of Iran such as MaHa Collective and IPAC (Iranian Performing Arts Community). Sina’s artistic work is supported by Maqamat & APAP Performing Europe 2020.