Natural Drama

Since my first work, Farci.e, I have been exploring the notion of transgression, with a particular focus on the potential of reappropriation. Reappropriation can bring to light what is masked by binary thinking: the hybrid myths hidden between left and right, man and woman, human and animal, good and bad, physical and spiritual, natural and industrial...

Natural Drama questions the concept of “Nature” through the lens of contemporary environmental issues and from a historical and socio-political perspective, with all that implies for the body. 

Natural Drama is a kind of futuristic mythology with its roots in dance traditions both seen and hidden, preserved and lost. 


Concept, choreography and performance Sorour Darabi

Dramaturgy Lynda Rahal

Light Design  Yannick Fouassier

Stage Manager Jean-Marc Ségalen

Sound Design Pablo Altar

Set and costume Alicia Zaton et Marine Peyraud

Vocal Coach Pierre Derycke

Thanks to Thélia Merchadou-Pineau (help for research of collaborators)

Translation Alice Heathwood 

Executive production Météores

Administration, production Charlotte Giteau

Production, touring Sandrine Barrasso


Centre national de la danse – CN D Pantin ; Festival d’Automne à Paris ; ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée dans le cadre du projet Europe Creative Life Long Burning financé par l’Union européenne ; L'Echangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France ; Réseau WEB : La Maison de la danse CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, WP Zimmer, Beursschouwburg, Black Box Theater, Tanzquartier Wien, Frascati Theater ; PICA (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art)

With the support of 

DRAC – Ile de France

Rehearsal space

Ballet du Nord – CCN Roubaix Hauts de France, Centre national de danse ANGERS ; Stuk Kunstencentrum Louvain ; Agora/Montpellier danse


December 2 to 4, 2021 – Centre national de la danse, Pantin / Festival d'Automne à Paris  – premiere


Photo : ©Pe Ferreira