Double Bill: Possibilities & Ameretat: A practice of redemption

By Shirin Frashbaf & Mitra Ziaei Kia

at HAVET Arena

Varighet: 1 hour 30 min
Double Bill: Possibilities - Shirin Frashbaf // Ameretat: A Practice of Redemption - Mitra Ziaei Kia

Possibilities - Shirin Frashbaf (IRN)

Starting from the poem Possibilities by the polish poet and essayist Wislawa Szymborska (winner of Nobel prize of literature in 1996) as a departure point, the artist Shirin Farshbaf delayers and recontextualizes the meaning as appropriate to our life experiences and relevant to the contemporary world. This process will question our preferences and choices and allow them to be reflected within improvisation scores; giving structures to be manipulated and played with.

If you cannot choose, does it matter what you prefer?
Does preferring give you freedom? Or is it an illusion of having limited choices?

When I say I choose something, I invite you to enter a larger realm of existence.
I cannot choose something that is not given or said.
I cannot choose something out of the thing I haven’t mentioned before or somehow out of the listeners’ imaginations. But I can still prefer them.

Because when I talk about choosing, it sounds like I have power to choose to do or not to do, but when I talk about preferences, I have more power to go beyond choices.

What do I exclude by preferring something over something else?

However, talking about preferences can be intimate and personal.
I want to talk about them with someone who is willing and open to listen,
someone who I value.
I want to see how I can recall the intuitive.
I prefer not to talk!

The concept of preferences is a topic that we deal with daily in order to create a life closest to our ideal world. Struggling with the concept of making choices and having preferences in our everyday life is inevitable. We might choose many things that are not our preferences. To collect all our preferences, we need to have power, and power can be defined as money, time, positions, and properties.

Ameretat: A Practice of Redemption - Mitra ZiaeiKia (IRN)

Ameretat – a practice of redemption is a collective remembrance of dying and undying; a strategy for sustaining our existence; to recall our monsters in the modes of sphinx, super-humans, avatars, cyborgs. This performance is inspired by the Zoroastrian divine concept of “not dying” and invites the audience to follow the transformative journey of the mythical avatar Ameretat.

Ameretat is one of seven Amesha Spentas (archangels) in Zoroastrianism. Being the divine personification of immortality, Ameretat gives people a long life on earth and eternal life hereafter. What if birth is not a beginning; death is not an ending; existence is limitless, and its continuation does not have a start? Is the desire for immortality the secret to our survival?

This performance embodies the vulnerable and resilient, death and immortality, in an always shifting transformation manifesting itself through movement. A path of transformation is always filled with obstacles. We suffer, we are in pain, we exhaust ourselves, we almost disappear but we continue our eternal journey when leaving our body behind. Is it our endurance and persistence that make it so difficult for us as human beings to acknowledge our own mortality?

As an iteration, an ongoing repetitive process, this performance aims to challenge the limits of our existence; a memorial of our singing and rising.
Since dying will not await.

There will be an artist talk after the performances

Ameretat: A Practice of Redemption - Mitra ZiaeiKia (IRN) Komponist: Kambiz Ziaeekia / Visuelt: Mehrdad Motejalli / Lysdesigner: Ali Kouzehgar / Regissør og utøver: Mitra ZiaieKia
Possibilities - Shirin Frashbaf (IRN) Alle rettigheter forbeholdt Shirin Farshbaf / Dikt av Wisława Szymborska
Level 1 250,-
Level 2 200,-
Level 3 150,-
Level 4 100,-
Level 5 75,-
Solidarity ticket (Pay a little extra so that those who can't can pay less) 400,-

Multiplié Dance Festival 2024

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