A meeting point, a friendship, a secret space where stories of fear, joy and agency are recalled. »Cyber ghosts« plays with the notions of surveillance and control in an ironic, intimate and poetic setting. kiana and Roham meet online in an environment that feels uncertain, unstable and, at times, threatening. They explore strategies of survival through dances, songs and feelings that have been repressed and stigmatized. In a space that connects the stage and a rural house in Iran, where Roham lives, somewhere in between delight and distress, they withstand in their glow; for dance that is the poison.
kiana rezvani is a choreographer and dancer, grew up in iran and is based in berlin. kiana’s artistic works search for untold, hidden and suppressed histories, memories and narratives, finding meanings and creating new relations. In choreographic works, kiana focuses on the densities of emotions, sensations and affects and creates enchanted spaces for poetic resilience. kiana is the co-founder of cobracobra collective together with Sharon Mercado Nogales in which they investigate the parallels between the geographies of the so-called iran and bolivia.
Roham Amiri Far is a body-based performer. His works are mainly experiential and in the fields of experimental dance film, narrative film and writing. His work is situated in between dance and his living concerns: combining the somatic and spiritual with the focus on the political and queer body. His interest is the decentralization of artistic practice and body listening. Based on this idea he has been living in a village for some time in order to discover a way to connect his two main interests: dance and nature.
Concept & Performance: kiana rezvani, Roham Amiri Far
Artistic Direction, Choreography: kiana rezvani
Stage Design: Camille Lacadee
Lighting: Thais Nepomuceno
Sound, Technical Direction: Nikola Pieper
Multimedia/Technical Support: Wro Wrzesińska
Sound Operation: Maryam Fazeli
Costumes: Molly Mcdonnell
Dramaturgical Support: Maciej Sado
A Production by Kiana Rezvani in Co-Production with TANZTAGE BERLIN/Sophiensæle.