Natural Drama

©Laurent Paillier

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©Laurent Paillier

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©Laurent Paillier

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©Laurent Paillier

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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

Sound Design Pablo Altar

Light Design and Scenography  Yannick Fouassier

Setting, Accessories and Costume Design Alicia Zaton and Marine Peyraud assisted by Juliette Ritter on an original idea by Sorour Darabi

Stage Management Jean-Marc Ségalen and Selma Benramdane

Vocal Coach Pierre Derycke

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

Executive production Météores

Administration, production Charlotte Giteau

Production Sandrine Barrasso

Touring management Anaïs Guilleminot


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 and SPEDIDAM

Rehearsal space

Ballet du Nord – CCN Roubaix Hauts de France, Cndc Angers ; Stuk Kunstencentrum Louvain ; Agora/Montpellier danse, Trauma Bar & Kino


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

June 16, 2022 – Festival Uzès Danse L'Ombrière, Uzès

September 24, 2022 – Festival C'est comme ça ! / L'Echangeur CDCN - Hauts de France, Château-Thierry

November 8 and 9, 2022 – Frascati, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

December 1 and 2, 2022 – Beursschouwburg, Brussels (Belgium)

March 14 and 15, 2023 – Black Box Theater, Oslo (Norwat)

March 29, 2023 – Festival Vagamonde, La Filature, Mulhouse

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