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From the Lips to the Moon.

The unusual music and poetry night by Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi, is at London's Southbank Centre with guest artists: Kadialy Kouyate, Sarathy Korwar, Nomakhwezi Becker, Tasneim Zyada and 2 Digit Visuals. 

30 June 2024, 7.30pm GMT, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

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From the Lips to the Moon.

The unusual music and poetry night by Pouya Ehsaei and Tara, is going to Berlin for two nights of unique line ups with guest artists from Berlin.

24-25 May 2024, 8pm CET, Tanzpol Festival,  Sophiensæle, Berlin 

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Skywater, Facewater, Underwater Waltz: Questions about interaction: who do we play for?

A performance/discussion by Karen Christopher, Tara Fatehi, Omikemi and Jemima Yong. We will work with blending and combining, dissolving outlines. We are looking into the deep sea to see what we find. We are looking for simultaneous durations and song-like structures. We are asking: who says time moves in only one direction?

4 June 2024, 7.30pm GMT, Peopling the Palaces Festival, Pinter Studio, Queen Mary University of London. More info.

7 June 2024, 6pm GMT, Fest en Fest, APT Gallery, London. More info and booking.

People of the Wind

A project by Pouya Ehsaei. A live improvisation of electronics (Pouya Ehsaei), woodwinds (Tamar Osborn) and vocals (Tara Fatehi), exploring the healing music of Zār and its connecting thread across South of Iran and Horn of Africa.

6 June 2024, 7pm GMT, Horniman Museum, London

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From the Lips to the Moon.

The unusual music and poetry night, by Pouya Ehsaei and me, will be at Southbank Centre. In collaboration with Counterpoints Arts the theme of the evening is home and climate displacement. Expect riveting live music, absurd but fierce poetry and much more. With Sarathy Korwar, Kadialy Kouyate, Nomakhwezi Becker, 2 Digit Visuals.

30 June, 7.30pm GMT, Southbank Centre (Purcell Room), London  

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From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in, with Pouya Ehsaei. Guests: Hammadi Rencurrel Valdes (percussions), Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay (poet), Oluwaseun Olayiwola (poet), Lars from Earth (DJ), 2 Digit Visuals and more TBA

26 Apr 2024, 8pm GMT, Reference Point, London 

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H: I Hope We Will.

Launch of my poetry pamphlet published by Reference Press.

22 Feb 2024, 7.30pm GMT, Reference Point, London 

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Desire Maps (work in progeress)

I'm performing in a piece by Maria Aberg (Projekt Europa) and Coney Theatre currently in workshop stage with National Theatre.  

12-17 Feb 2024, National Theatre Studio

What to do with this politicised body? And with all these bodies on the street?

Sections from my lecture-performance at Singapore's Per°Form Open Academy is published here. Available in print and online.

Vol 54, Issue 1, Theatre magazine (Duke University Press)

Read my piece online or find out more about the whole issue.

From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in, with Pouya Ehsaei. With Tamar Osborn, Sascha Akhtar, 2 Digit Visuals, Alper Oruc (DJ) and more.

15 Feb 2024, 7.30pm GMT, Reference Point, London 

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In observance: staying with the body, with Palestine at the United Nations

An essay-ish piece of writing on my time as resident artist at the United Nations Archives interfering with the rhythm by bringing movement and attention into the archive. Part of Out of Focus, a series exploring ways to traverse the fog of unknowingness and indeterminacy by Asia Art Archives.

Nov 2023

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1001 Noites: Irmã Persa [1001 Nights: Persian Sister]

A theatre piece by Tearro O bando in which I perform. Three actors and a world of visuals, music, colour, wheels and labyrinths tell the story of Shahrzād the storyteller, her sister and coconspirator Dīnāzād, and Shahriar the king.

2 Nov - 10 Dec 2023, Thu-Sun, Teatro O bando, Vale dos Barris, Palmela, Portugal 

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From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in, with Pouya Ehsaei. Our guests this time are: Moussa Dembele (African multi-instrumentalist), poets: Sabeen Chaudhry, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou, Emma Korantema Hanson, and Yamen Mekdad (DJ set), 2 Digit Visuals.

7 Sep 2023, 7.30pm BST, Reference Point, London 

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Sacrifice while lost in salted earth.

Hooman Sharifi's piece inspired by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. 

27 Aug - 1 Sep, Oslo (outdoors), 31 Aug Hamar: Hamar Kulturhus (Politisk Korrekt Festival)

Always Already

Eight-hour performance by Karen Christopher and me. Weaving together humans, machines and plants. We ask 100 forgotten question, we do dances of great difficulty, we turn the room into a loom. 

23 & 25 Aug 2023, 11.30am to 7.30pm BST, Summerhall: Life Care Centre

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From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in, with Pouya Ehsaei. Guests: Jabbaristan (percussions, tanbur), and poets: Momtaza Mehri, Maureen Onwunali, 

22 July 2023, 4pm BST, Mosaic Rooms, London 

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From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in, with Pouya Ehsaei. On 6 July we're joined by Alan Fielden (poet), Marcos Santana (percussions and berimbau), Dziffa Benson (poet), Sam Warner (trumpet), Kay Suzuki (DJ set),  2 Digit Visuals.

6 July 2023, 7.30pm BST, Reference Point, London (in collaboration with Radio AlHara)

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How do institutions choreograph us? 

Presenting In Observance, my work during my residency at the United Nations at this afternoon of thinking through practice on the way visitors move in institutions, and how institutions move. Curated byLorenza Peragine.

20 June 2023, 7.30pm BST, ICA

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Weirdness Salon

Presenting my work at this series of conversations and presentation on Weirdness organised by Eirini Kartsaki. 

3 June 2023, 12.30pm BST, Corbett Theatre, Hartfields

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Sacrifice while lost in salted earth.

Hooman Sharifi's piece inspired by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

25 May 2023, 7pm, RAS, Sandnes, Norway

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From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in with Pouya Ehsaei. On 18 May we're joined by Reem Anbar, Sarona Abuaker, Azad Ashim Sharma, Luma (DJ set) and 2 Digit Visuals and more guests.

18 May 2023, 7.30pm BST, Reference Point, London (in collaboration with Radio AlHara)

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From the Lips to the Moon.

A music and poetry performance with Pouya Ehsaei as part of V&A Late Friday. With guest musician Binker Golding (sax) and Tanaka Fuego (guest poet) and 2 Digit Visuals.

28 April 2023, 7.30 - 8.30pm BST, V&A Museum

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Creative Collaborations: A Place & Community event

A showcase of how academics and creative practitioners can work together to enhance research and practice and develop lasting collaborations.

University of York

24 April, 2023, 10am to 2.30pm BST

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Per°Form Open Academy of Arts and Activations

The inaugural live gathering of 14 Per°Form Fellows from the Global South and its diaspora. Per°Form is conceptualised and led by T:>Works Artistic Director, Dr. Ong Keng Sen.

13-16 April 2023

72-13 Singapore

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From the Lips to the Moon.

An unusual music and poetry night I co-curate and perform in with Pouya Ehsaei. On 23 March we're joined by DJ Ritu, Gboyega Odubanjo, Jabbaristan, Silai, 2 Digit Visuals and more guests.

23 March 2023Reference Point, London (in collaboration with Radio AlHara)

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From the Lips to the Moon: the duo

An unusual music and poetry performance by Pouya Ehsaei and I at Houbara Festival.

7 March 2023, Stadtgarten Köln

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Sacrifice while lost in salted earth.

Hooman Sharifi's new piece in which I'm performing.

Alkantara Festival, Lisbon

19-20 November 2022

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Le Centquatre, Paris

18-21 January 2023

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Dansens Hus, Oslo

26-29 January 2023

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Political Economy and Contemporary Performance Practices: Talk

Examine timely issues regarding the relationship between bodies, politics, and well-being through interdisciplinary dialogues between researchers, industry professionals, and stakeholders from the arts, politics, and health and well-being.

Online via Brunel University

7 December 2022, 5 - 6.30 pm GMT

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performingborders: Body, Politics & Live Art

Screenings of AMNION (2021) by Lynn Lu, A place to sit by Tara Fatehi (2021) & RE:seeding, in correspondence (2020) by Jade Montserrat, and a long table conversation.

The Barbican, London (The Fountain Room)

1 December 2022, 6.30 pm GMT

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Rebel Rebel: Family Workshop

A workshop for families with 6-12 year old children, looking at memory, family photos and movement.

The Barbican, London

26 November 2022, 2 pm GMT

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From the Lips to the Moon.

A night of poetry, music and beats I co-curate with Pouya Ehsaei. With Two Digit Visuals, guest poets, musicians and DJs. Check out our call out to poets and musicians. 

Reference Point, London (in collaboration with Radio AlHara)

17 November 2022, doors: 7pm

Mishandled Archive: Workshop

Discussing my methods of engaging with a collection of family photographs and documents in Mishandled Archive. Through movement exercises, you will be offered the opportunity to rethink your own personal or family archives and histories and the ways you might engage with long-kept photographs, letters or other ephemera through your body.

Pushkin House, London

12 November 2022, 12-2 pm

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Mishandled Archive

This new version of Mishandled Archive performance is created with local performers in Nottingham. If you'd like to perform in the piece or participate in my workshops in Nottdance see the link below. 

Nottingham Arboretum

23 October 2022, 1.30 and 3.30 pm

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Sacrifice while lost in salted earth.

Hooman Sharifi's new piece in which I'm performing.

Rosendal Teater

7-8 October 2022

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From the Lips to the Moon: NTS Radio Edition

A live radio session performing some new and existing material from the series with Pouya Ehsaei and Adib Rostami. Part of Debt and Refuge programme on NTS.

Listen to the show on NTS Radio

5 October 2022

From the Lips to the Moon.

A night of poetry, music and beats I co-host with Pouya Ehsaei. With guests: Nisha Ramayya, Temesgen Zeleke, Sam Warner, Taiwo and Two Digits Visuals

Reference Point, London (in collaboration with Radio AlHara)

15 September 2022, 7 pm to midnight

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From the Lips to the Moon.

A night of poetry, music and beats I co-host with Pouya Ehsaei. With guests: Chika Jones, Zahrah Sheikh, Johanna Burnheart and Two Digits Visuals

Reference Point, London (in collaboration with Radio AlHara)

14 July 2022, 7 pm to midnight

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Sacrifice while lost in salted earth.

Hooman Sharifi's new piece in which I'm performing.

Juli Danse, Grote Zaal

5-6 July 2022, 10 pm

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Mishandled Archive

A performative talk around my 365 daily performances and their reverberations in public space on site and online.

New Radicalisms Festival, Rotterdam

3 July 2022, 3.30 - 4.30 pm 

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Sacrifice while lost in salted earth.

Hooman Sharifi's piece in which I'm performing premiering at Montpellier Danse and touring afterwards.

Montpellier Danse, Theatre de la Vignette

24-25 June 2022, 8 pm

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From the Lips to the Moon.

A night of poetry, music and dreams I co-host with Pouya Ehsaei. In this month's edition Pouya and I are performing alongside Kadialy Kuyate and Tanaka Fuego. 

Reference Point, London (also streamed on Radio AlHara)

19 May 2022, 7 pm to midnight

In Other Words

Through prose, poetry, drawing and photography In Other Words is a collection of urgent reflections, created by artists exploring their hopes and fears at a time of global crisis. 

May 2022

More about the book​, or listen to my piece

 

 

Maps for a Voyage to Mount Qaf.

Exhibition of some of my recent projects 'a place to sit', 'in observance' and 'Mishandled Archive'. Curated by Helia Hamedani alongside works by Golrokh Nafisi. 

Aria Gallery, Tehran

6 - 13 May 2022

By Hand, on Foot Conversations

Conversations between artists alongside Vlatka Horvat's exhibition exploring our relation to the city and the urban landscape.

PEER Gallery, London

Thu 10 Mar 2022, 6-8PM

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Hunting and Haunting

A week of collective performative experiments at the Luxembourgish Pavilion at the World Expo.

Expo 2020, Dubai

17 - 24 Jan 2022

Choreographing Dissonance: Nisha Ramayya

New essay on my performance Mishandled Archive in London

NONIIN magazine

Read here

Entre Nous

Group exhibition. Presenting the work I am developing as resident artist at the United Nations Archives  + a conversation.

Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva

17 Dec 2021, From 7PM CET

Live from Palais des Nations

Being and moving at the United Nations Office at Geneva on the International day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Part of my residency at the United Nations Archives in Geneva. 

Instagram Live,

29 Nov 2021, 12PM CET

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Fractured and Entangled

Video series created by Jemima Yong as part of Always Already my duet performance with Karen Christopher 

Online

Launch event 21 Nov 2021

Videos available to view via Dance4

Open Studios

Visit our studios in Carouge, Geneva, and have a chat with the resident artists at EofA about the work we're developingthese days.

Embassy of Foreign Artists (EoFA), Geneva

8 Nov 2021, 2-4CET

Always Already 

Experimentica21, Cardiff 

8 hour performance with Karen Christopher

6 Nov 2021

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Geneva 

I'm resident artist at the Embassy of Foreign Artists and the United Nations Archives in Geneva.

Oct- Dec 2021

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Tehran, Kabul, Kashan 

Video-performance, part of Fragments for Borderless Futures #1

Watch online from 14 Oct 2021

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Lucy Writers

A reflection on my performance Mishandled Archive by So Mayer

Sep 2021 

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Peckham Rye Park, London

An outdoor performance and installation of Mishandled Archive

14-15 Aug 2021

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gal-dem

A feature on my performance Mishandled Archive by Diyora Shadijanova

Sep 2021

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FEAST: Ingredients of Us

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Collaboration with Agnieszka Blonska and Gil Tan

25 Sep 2021

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