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© Mehrdad Motejalli
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What if you were coming from a neutral world and, all of a sudden, everything had a gender? The Iranian dancer, Sorour Darabi has a personal answer to this question. In her/his mother tongue, Farsi, there is neither a masculine nor a feminine form. Ever since she/he has been living in France, she/he continues to find ways of adapting to a world in which literally everything is either masculine or feminine. With no exception. 

In Farsi, the word « gender » is pronounced «جنسیت jenssiat », which means material. When it applies to objects, it refers to their materiality. When it applies to living beings, humans or animals, it refers to their sexes.

Therefore, in her/his language, the “gender of the table is wood.”

So, is her/his gender the skin, the flesh, the bones, the muscles, the blood, the blood vessels, the capillaries, the cells…?

 

Cast 
Concept, choreography and performance Sorour Darabi
Lights Yannick Fouassier
Lighting Operator Yannick Fouassier, Jean-Marc Ségalen (alternatively)
Outside Eye Mathieu Bouvier

Executive production 2016 ORO

Executive production since 2017 Météores

Administration, production Charlotte Giteau

Production, touring Sandrine Barrasso

Coproduction  
Festival Montpellier Danse ; ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie / Pyrénées – Méditerranée


With the support of

CN D Pantin in the frame of a studio residency, Honolulu-Nantes, Théâtre de Vanves

 

Special thanks to 

Loïc Touze, Raïssa Kim, Florence Diry, Pauline Brun, Jule Flierl, Clair.E Olivelli, Zar Amir Ebrahimi

 

Touring

June 2, 2016 – Festival Montpellier Danse – premiere
August 13 & 14, 2016 – Untimely underground festival –Téhéran (Iran)
August 25, 26 & 27, 2016 – Züricher Theater Spektakel – Zürich (Switzerland) 
November 18, 2016 – Tanzquartier – Vienna (Austria) 
January 7, 2017 – Tanztage Festival – Sophiensaele – Berlin (Germany) 
April 22, 2017 – BIPOD Festival – Beyrouth (Lebanon) 
September 17, 2017 – Jerk Off Festival – Carreau du Temple – Paris  
December 10, 2017 – December Dance Festival – Biekorf – Brugge (Belgium)  
May 13, 2018 – Festival A corner in the World – Istanbul (Turkey) 
May 16, 17, 19, 20, 2018 – Kunstenfestivaldesarts – Brussels (Belgium) 
May 25 & 26, 2018 – Spring Festival – Utrecht (Netherlands)  
June 13, 2018 – Latitudes contemporaines Festival – Lille  
August 20 & 21, 2018 – Far° Festival – Nyon (Switzerland) 

October 12, 2018 – Festival ÜRBAN! – Köln (Germany) 
October 20, 2018 – Festival Tashweesh – Beursshouwburg – Brussels (Belgium) 
Octobre 21, 2018 – Bad Festival – Bilbao (Spain)  
October 26 & 27, 2018 – Onassis Cultural Center – Athens (Greece) 
November 10, 2018 – Next Festival – Espace Pasolini – Valenciennes 
January 25 & 26, 2019 – Festival Trente Trente – Glob Theatre – Bordeaux 
January 30, 2019 – Festival Parallèle – Montevidéo, Marseille 

January 31, 2019 – Centro 2 de Mayo – Madrid (Spain) 
March 14 & 15, 2019 – Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival – Oslo (Norway) 
April 5 & 6, 2019 – Festival Emergentia – Théâtre de l'Usine – Geneva (Switzerland) 

April 12, 2019 – Festival Live arts week – Accademia de belle arti – Bologna (Italy) 

June 5 & 6, 2019 – Wiener Festwochen – Hamakom Theater – Vienna (Austria) 

Septembre 20, 2019 – Festival performa & platforma – Maribor (Slovenia) 

November 16, 2019 – Gati Festival – New-Delhi (India) 

September 23 & 24, 2020 – Festival Echelle Humaine in collaboration with the Festival d'Automne Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Paris 

November 19, 20 & 21, 2020 – Festival Alkantara – Lisbon (Portugal)