ORIANTHÊATRE Company

STOP SPOT II

CONCEPT

We live in the world of words, of phrases, sentences and letters. Just a short walk around wherever you live in, would reveal this fact. Names, titles, signs every corners of the city, every street, every shop, every cafes. Add to this all those traffic signs, advertisements, newspapers (with their news whether false or right) and the information whether useful or not. These all are over feeding us with nothing indeed. In a better word, they try to feed us before having hunger. A city without any written word in it becomes a dream at STOP SPOT…

…And then the train does not stop / and I remain in the station for centuries / and the cold wind blows under my skin / even in the midsummer days / under my skin the cold wind remains. / Under my skin……under my skin news / Under my skin news, lies, false news / Under my skin war, hunger, revolutions / Under my skin fast food, Mc Donald, George Bush / Under my skin KFC, D. Cameron, Putin / Under my skin Israel, Gaza, Massacre / Under my skin Oil, War, Persian Gulf / Under my skin Syria, Tunisia, Egypt / Under my skin Hiroshima, Auschwitz, Vietnam, Georgia / Under my skin fire, me and the questions / questions / questions / And under my skin that train is not going to stop in this station, it seems. (by Mehdi FARAJPOUR)

CAST & CREDITS

Duration: 60 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary Choreographic Performanceerformance – Concept, Direction & Choreography: Mehdi Farajpour – Performers: Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila & Gwen Sampé – Music: Szymon Keler, François Sardi, Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz (Desert Equations) – Video & Stage design: Mehdi FARAJPOUR – Production: Oriantheatre Dance Company (FRA)

CORPS OUBLIÉS

CONCEPT

FORGOTTEN BODIES is the testimony of a child who one day let go off his mother’s hand. He found himself alone, powerless, incapable of identifying her in a crowd of black veiled women.

” Then as long as there will be a child in the world, who is enable to recognize his mother in the middle of all black covered women, I shall always have to worry for this child, as well as for his mom”.

When « body » becomes forbidden and wrapped all in black, erased, either forced to disappear or ignored, and when « love » becomes a taboo, thus celebrating Life – you name it DANCE – has no more sense. «I hate my name» she whispered and continued : « Sayeh, my name is Sayeh that means the Shadow ». Silence… I thought, “yes, we can be all called Sayeh when « body » becomes forbidden, but we can still dance even with hands tied up and lost in the deep darkness. Yes, we all can be called « Sayeh » “.

 M. FARAJPOUR

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CAST & CREDITS

Premier: 2014 Concept & Choreography: Mehdi FARAJPOUR Music: Le sacre du printemps: I. Stravinsky Performers: Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila, Hélène Beilvaire, Nella Turkki, Joanna Franciska Del Olmo Hernandez, Ella Marković, Petra Dautović, Pino Ivančić, Valentina Bekina, Irin Šime Rabar, Noela Alić, Ivona Bulešić, Vendi Vlahović, Hena Crnović, Marina Degač Video: Linda Markusic Technical Director: Marko Bolkovic. Co-produced by ORIANTHEATRE & PUF – Partners: La Briqueterie, CND — Centre National de la Dance (France).

STOP SPOT

CONCEPT

We live in the world of words, of phrases, sentences and letters. Just a short walk around wherever you live in, would reveal this fact. Names, titles, signs every corners of the city, every street, every shop, every cafes. Add to this all those traffic signs, advertisements, newspapers (with their news whether false or right) and the information whether useful or not. These all are over feeding us with nothing indeed. In a better word, they try to feed us before having hunger. A city without any written word in it becomes a dream at STOP SPOT…

…And then the train does not stop / and I remain in the station for centuries / and the cold wind blows under my skin / even in the midsummer days / under my skin the cold wind remains. / Under my skin……under my skin news / Under my skin news, lies, false news / Under my skin war, hunger, revolutions / Under my skin fast food, Mc Donald, George Bush / Under my skin KFC, D. Cameron, Putin / Under my skin Israel, Gaza, Massacre / Under my skin Oil, War, Persian Gulf / Under my skin Syria, Tunisia, Egypt / Under my skin Hiroshima, Auschwitz, Vietnam, Georgia / Under my skin fire, me and the questions / questions / questions / And under my skin that train is not going to stop in this station, it seems. 

M. FARAJPOUR

CAST & CREDITS

Premier: 2013 — Duration: 60 min Concept & Choreography: Mehdi Farajpour Performers : Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila, Leena Ritva Koskinen, Maria Korpi-Anttila, Minja Mertanen, Lucija Mikas, Kate Marušić, Magdalena Bodrožić, Ena Begović, Anna Frederika Wilke, Luca Marei Endell, Lara Morlang, Pauline Michel, Samantha Stegbauer & Liliane Koch Music: Sussan Deyhim y Richard Horowitz (Desert Equations) y François Sardi Light Technician : Frane Papić Sound Technician : Mate Petričević Assistant to Costume and Set design : Marijana Jakelić Stage Manager: Juraj Aras Produced by: Oriantheatre (FR), In partnership with: Tanzplan (D) & Zadar snova (CRO), Arts Promotion Centre (Finland) & CND Centre National de la Dance (France) Support by: Institut Française, Ministarstvo kulture RH. Thanks to: Narodni list, Zadarski list

ETC, ETC.

CONCEPT

The word «etc» is either a sign or a symbol that exist in all languages. It represents a moment when, one prefers to stop talking about a certain subject. This is the time for many people to end up with the word «etc». Very often there is a reason behind this interrupting action or reaction. A reason which fonctions as a barrier. This barrier could be set up by society or by inner feeling of the speaker itself.

In either ways, the conclusion is the same; limiting freedom of expression. However, when this barrier is set up by society, the result would be a sort of social censorship and when it is tied to one’s own character, it leads to self censorship. In anyway, «etc» is more a mental challenge than a physical action or reaction.

The performance «etc, etc.» is a research on psychological choreography through which Mehdi Farajpour is talking about a moment called «etc, etc». He explains this very moment through physical expressions, choreography, images, drawing, video, poetry, etc.

CAST & CREDITS

Premier : 2012 Duration : 55 min Concept & Choreography  Mehdi Farajpour Music & Sound  : Arnaud Rollat & Phillip Glass Technical Director : Arnaud Rollat Perfomers : Neus Canalias Avila, Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Sílvia Brossa i Marí, Quim Vilagran Casanovas, Maria Frigola Butiñà, Mehdi Farajpour Stage designer : Mehdi Farajpour Online drawing : Felix Soletic y Valentina Ferarro PARTNERS  L’escola de dansa de celrà, Spain / Théâtre de l’ATENEU, Spain / International Festival Zadarsnova, Croatia / International Pula festival, Croacia.