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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 17.11.2016
Ort: TQW / Studios
Im Rahmen von: Austrian première
INSTRUMENTS OF AN IMPRESSIVE APPARATUS – in his latest work, at the intersection of performance-art, the Iranian artist and his life-size marionette interact through a block and tackle. Through karabiners and pulleys connected by a complex system of ropes, the performer and the metal marionette form an interdependent triad. Thus each dance movement finds its echo in a dismantled and chaotic version in the movements of the metal, initially fleshless puppet.
Here the mechanism does not just function as a translator but also as the manipulator of the life between the artist and his double, which causes even the meaning of the respective roles to fade. The efficiency of the development of the actors on the stage can vary to the extent that their identities and classifications – between object and subject, actor and observer, follower and leader, authenticity and unreliability – are lost.
CONCEPT / PERFORMANCE: Ali Moini
SOUND INSTALLATION: Sarah Shamloo / Nima Aghiani aka 9T ANTIOPE
SCENOGRAPHY: Julien Peissel / Ali Moini
MACHINERY: Julien Peissel
LIGHT DESIGN: Stéfane Perraud
TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT: Samson Milcent
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Thibaud Croisy
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Yann Gibert
Ali Moini was born in 1974 in Shiraz (Iran). At the age of 17, he entered the Youth Orchestra of Shiraz, at the same time as taking classes in music composition and Iranian Traditional singing. 2 years later he studied Opera Singing for 2 years. He joins the Mehr Theater Group in 1997 as an actor and music composer of the company. He plays in several works of the group with their most important one, Dance on Glasses that has been performed more than 70 times in Iran, and about 80 times in Europe, South and North America. He has a bachelor in Theater Acting from Soureh High Educational University in Tehran. In 2009 he finished an intensive advance course in Lisbon_Forum Dança, called Choreographic Creation and Research on Contemporary dance Program (PEPCC) sharing his researches with creators and thinkers such as André Lepecki, Deborah Hay, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jeremy Nelson, João Fiadeiro, Julyen Hamilton, Lisa Nelson, Mark Tompkins, Meg Stuart, Loïc Touzé, Vera Mantero. Created in this context, his solo My Paradoxical Knives will be presented on some of the most prestigious European scenes such like Tanzquartier Wien, Théatre National de Chaillot, Montpellier Danse, Fondation Cartier, BAC Genève (among others) In 2012 Montpellier Dance Festival offers him to coproduce the group piece it shocks me but not you. In 2013, his collaboration project with George Apostolakos Lives is selected by Hermes Foundation to be part of New Settings program. Ali concluded in 2013 CNDC ESSAI master. In 2014 he is performer for Hooman Sharifi's show Every order eventually looses its terror. In 2016 he creates the piece MAN ANAM KE ROSTAM BOVAD PAHLAVAN at Montpellier Danse Festival.