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"Untitled"

Shadi Ghaheri - Director/
Co - Choreographer/ performer/ Co - Creator

Guest Artists:
Farideh Sakhaeifar- Visual artist/ Co-Creator/ Co - Choreographer
Sadra Shahab - Composer/ Musician
Caitlin Cawley - Percussion
Jess Tsang - Percussion

Performers/ Co-Creators
Bahar Beihaghi
Abraham Makany
Keivon Akbari
Vida Tayebati
Sade Namei
Hassan Nazari-Robati
Sam Khazai (not present in this show)

Photos by Elijah Martinez


The cruelty in the images of people who are in the conflict zone is not something to be easily dismissed however these documentations often become commodities that are acquired by big agencies to accompany their reports on the numbers and statistics of the dead and displaced.

Untitled is an embodiment of the pain experienced through a series of movements to immerse the audience in the act of violence. It is an attempt to translate the sensation of loss, pain, humiliation, invasion, struggle, kinship, and failure through movements. The digestion and translation of other people's suffering into performance is often lost in translation. When in the state of distress, either mentally or physically, language is dried out and unable to communicate. Our understanding of pain when looking at cruel images is limited to our collective or individual experience of pain and is often mixed with guilt. "The guilt of watching it, seeing it, looking at it, partaking in it, defending it, avoiding it."* - Farideh Sakhaeifar

* Cruel Images, Oraib Toukan, e-flux, journal #96
(Members of Peydah company)

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