basis for being \ نَرگِس

© Kimia Rahgozar

In Persian language, Narguess is a common proper name for women, an allusion to the eyes of the beloved as well as the name for the flower Narcissus.

Taking Narcissus as a muse in this timeless narrative, the lake is symbolized by the coming together of different layers that create image or reality.

Riding on the fluidity of gaze, in this journey of self-awareness, Narguess dives-and at times drowns-into moving [archive of] images from the Iranian 40s-60s passing through several states of being that together shape the unity of his/her existence.

Through the alteration of content and context, this personal choreographic narrative plays around the inclusion and exclusion of ‘the other’ by embodying that which results in the creation of the self.

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]
October-November 2020 – Online Residency with K3 Tanzpplan . Tehran
December 2020-August 2021 – Creation in K3 Tanzplan . Hamburg