© Kimia Rahgozar

From a background of literature, language teaching and communication, Sina is an independent performer and maker, who came to the performing arts in 2012. He helped establish and co-found MaHa Dance Projects alongside nine other young artists in Tehran. MaHa is behind several dance initiatives in Iran including Iran’s first ‘body movement’ festival of March 2016. His own artistic journey is inspired much by the urgency of physical expression as a means for cultural development. In terms of practice, Sina is focused on the (minimum) 40-year gap that the art form of dance has faced in Iran and wonders where Iranian contemporary dance might be today. dealing with questions of identity rising out of a very particular context of post-Islamic Republic, he looks at elements within the Iranian culture and how they could still be relevant today within his and the broader context. in 2017 he founded Kahkeshān, an indeterminate space dedicated to movement research & dance creation from Tehran & beyond. He works as a cultural manager in various projects within the Iranian dance community.