Savušun
© Otto Zinsou
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Savušunســـووشون is an ode to vulnerability, to affection, to affected beings. Like a folktale, this solo finds its inspiration in commemorative Shiite rituals in Iran : the Tazi’eh and the Sin’eh Zani ceremony. Within this collective history I weave a more intimate story that questions the representation of complex and paradoxical emotions. Here, the suffering, sadness and fear that minoritized bodies endure are addressed and transformed through play, with humor and hybrid gestures both grotesque and graceful. Between real loss and symbolic loss, Savušun goes from comfort to discomfort, from tenderness to cruelty, from toxic masculinity to vulnerable identity. Trouble remains.

 Sorour Darabi, July  2018 

 

 

Cast

Conception, Choreography and Performance Sorour Darabi
Light Design 
Yannick Fouassier, Jean-Marc Ségalen
Sound technician Clément Bernerd
Dramaturgy Pauline L. Boulba
Outside Eye Céline Cartillier, Mathieu Bouvier 

Executive production Météores

Administration, production Charlotte Giteau

Production, touring Sandrine Barrasso

Thanks to 

Agnieszka Ryskiewicz, Ali Moini, Bryan Campbell, DD Dorviller, Hossein Fakhri, Florian De Sépibus, Kamnoush Khosrovani, Maria Rössler, Pouya Ehsaei, Tirdad Hashemi

Coproduction

Montpellier Danse 2018, résidence de création à l'Agora, cité internationale de la danse, avec le soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas ; CND Centre national de la danse ; La Villette Résidences d’artistes ; La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie avec le soutien de La Fée Nadou-résidence d’artistes ; Zürcher Theater Spektakel ; ICI-CCN Montpellier-Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée-direction Christian Rizzo  ; Sophiensaele ; Fonds Transfabrik– Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant ; SPEDIDAM 

 

Studio Rehearsal 

CCN Ballet du Nord 

 


Touring

June 23 & 24, 2018 – Festival Montpellier Danse, Agora Cité de la danse – Montpellier
June 26 & 27, 2018 – Festival Camping – CN D Centre national de la danse – Pantin
September 1 & 2, August 31,2018 – Zürcher Theater Spektakel – Zürich (Switzerland) 

January 19 & 20, 2019 – Kasern Basel (Switzerland),

February 14 & 15, 2019 – Festival everybody’s, Center for finer arts – Kampnagel – Hambourg (Germany)

March 6 & 7, 2019 – Sophiensaele  – Berlin (Germany)

May 24, 25, 26,  2019 – Festival Trans-Amérique – Montréal (Canada)

June 3 & 4, 2019 – Wiener Festwochen – Vienna (Austria)

June 21, 2019 – La Maison de la danse – Festival Uzès Danse

October 12, 2019 – Festival 4+4 Days in Motion – Praha (Czech Republic) 

November 1 & 2, 2019 – Festival Gender Blender – Bologna (Italia)

February 8, 2020 – Zodiak - Center for New Dance – Helsinki (Finland) 

March 12, 2020 – Campo – Gent (Belgium) – cancelled

October 28, 2020 – Centre Georges Pompidou – Move 2020 – Paris

August 9 &10, 2021 – Tanzhaus – Düsseldorf (Germany)