Elnaz Sheshgelani

30./31.05.2024 & 01.06.2024 | 10:00 – 16:00 | Uferstudios, Studio 6
01.06.2024 | 16:30 | Workshop-Presentation, Uferstudios, Yard

Language: English | Price: 150€ / 100€ reduced

This three-day workshop teaches and applies the creative visual tool, “adamak- ادمک“. With the assistance of adamak as a visual/graphical script, participants throughout the three days will learn and perform Amleth. Amleth is a frame storytelling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet, in the style of Persian Dramatic Storytelling Dance (PDSD), which was creatively reconstructed as part of Elnaz’ 25 years of practice and research. This type of dramatic dance has a long tradition in the Persian Empire, in countries such as Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, India and Mongolia. In storytelling, the narrative aspect of the story is conveyed verbally, whereas the dramatic aspect of storytelling is expressed through body movement and gesture.

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Elnaz Sheshgelani is a dancer, dance researcher, storyteller, director, puppeteer and educator. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts in which she creatively reconstructed and documented the gestural aspects of Persian dramatic storytelling. She has held workshops on her work and has applied it to performance in theatre productions around the world. Elnaz is a member of UNESCO’s International Dance Council (CID) and works as a dance educator internationally. She teaches Creativity and the Arts in Education at Victoria University in Melbourne and was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies (2022-2023).

📷 Credits: Privat