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Azade Shahmiri
Quasi
Theatre
Location brut nordwest
Language Farsi with German and English surtitles
Duration approx. 110 min
Price EUR 20


Dates
Vergangene Termine
14. June
Monday
Time 7.30pm
 
15. June
Tuesday
Time 7.30pm
 
16. June
Wednesday
Time 7.30pm
 
17. June
Thursday
Time 7.30pm
 
18. June
Friday
Time 4pm
 
18. June
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
19. June
Saturday
Time 4pm
 
19. June
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
 
Weitere Termine
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© Leila Ahmadi Abadeh
  • Evening programme

    To download the evening programme, please click here.

  • Q & A

    16 June, following the performance

The camera pans nervously along the floor. Closeups show half-faces, hands on tables, or curling cigarette smoke. The fragmentary nature of these shots taken in a Tehran coffeehouse in 2001 is the starting point for stage director and playwright Azade Shahmiri’s new evening of theatre. Here she weaves the unfinished, quasi­documentary film footage by film director Hamid Jafari with subtle live moments. Three characters talk about life in present-day Iran, overcoming the constraints of time, place, and body. The stories are incomplete, open, interwoven, underscoring the permeability of identities. Like Voicelessness before it, which was presented at the Wiener Festwochen in 2019, Quasi is a powerful reflection on the emergence of narrative; it too illustrates the need for resistance to oppressive circumstances. Another world is possible!

  • Artistic Team

    Text, Direction Azade Shahmiri With Isar Aboumahboub, Naghmeh Manavi, Melika Shokri Film Hamid Jafari Dramaturgy Leila Ahmadi Abadeh Light design Saba Kasmaei Sound, Video Hesam Salehbeig Set, Costume Azade Shahmiri in collaboration with Leila Ahmadi Abadeh Thanks to Maryam Karroubi, Khorshid Cheraghipour, Masoud Lak, Nazanin Mehraein, Aydin Shafaeei, Mohammad Mollavali, New Media Society, Mahnaz Hojjati

    Incomplete list of the quotes Mikhail Bakhtin, Trond Berg Eriksen, Bahram Beyzai, Robert Bresson, Mahmoud Darwish, Ecclesiastes, Jean Genet, Heraclitus, Akira Kurosawa, Yuri Lotman, Knut Lundmark, Shahrokh Meskoob, Mohammad Reza Shafiei KadKani

  • Production

    Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Kaserne Basel

    Premiere June 2021, Wiener Festwochen

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