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oh, wild gazelle, where are you?

A collective dream that makes remote choreographic collaboration possible between Amsterdam and Tehran

Fariborz Karimi 

Location: Likeminds Noord, Grote Zaal

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duration of the performance: 1 h

How can dreams be viewed through a political lens? 

‘Oh,Wild Gazelle, where are you?’ is a dream-like performance exploring themes of censorship, self-censorship and exoticization through the work of three Iranian artists. A female choreographer and dancer, broadcasting live from Iran, guides the performance via online platforms.  

The piece unfolds in a space between reality and dream, both in Farsi and English, and creates a connection between two cities in Iran and the Netherlands.  

‘Oh, wild gazelle, where are you?’ is the title of a poem by Hafiz that inspired the process of the work. 

Biography

In my practice I explore dream-like performative setups and the playful nature of the theatrical apparatus. I am actively engaged in developing remote collaborations with artists residing in non-European contexts, while also delving into the nuanced meanings of absence, presence, and co-creation. My recent research has centered around the concept of ‘self-censorship’ across various contexts, examining its relationship to our environment through the lenses of ‘friendship,’ ‘intimacy,’ and ‘collaboration’.
 
Originally from Tehran, Iran, I am currently based in Amsterdam and working as a freelance performance maker, writer and performer. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Theater Directing and Acting from the University of Tehran in 2013. In 2023, I completed my Masters at DAS Theatre, Amsterdam University of the Arts. I was awarded the AFK ‘3package deal’ 2024 with the support of DASarts, Over het ij festival and NDSM. 

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