Dance Centre's DANCELAB work-in-progress showing:
Friday May 4, 2018
Faris Family Studio, Scotiabank Dance Centre
This showing is not suitable for children – language and content.
This project is a performance inspired by Suddenly, This God Lover Died in the Love of God, This God Slain Died by the Sword of God, a prominent Iranian play written by Abbas Nalbandian in 1971. It has only been performed once due to its challenging form and spirit. The play is about a group of people living in a poor part of Tehran in a communal house. A new tenant who seems to have a chest full of money arrives and becomes the object of the neighbours' curiosity, envy, and hatred. This showing concludes the first research phase of this project.
Created by Arash and Aryo Khakpour in collaboration with:
Performers: Ashley Aron, Elissa Hanson, Billy Marchenski, Victor Mariano, Zahra Shahab
Lighting/Projection Designer: Parjad Sharifi
Costume Designer: Elika Mojtabaei
Musician and Sound Designer: Roxanne Nesbitt
Dramaturg: David McIntosh
Photo: Angel Lynne
Video documentation: Chris Randle
Translated by Aryo Khakpour
Translation Dramaturg: DD Kugler