Tanzpol Berlin


Tara Fatehi, Pouya Ehsaei

24./25.05.2024 | 20:00 | Kantine, Sophiensaele

Language: EN | Price 15€ / 10€ reduced | Length: 240 Min

A flock of birds flying south. A flicker of red behind closed eyes. A pillar of books collapsing. One hundred mouths opening in unison. A wounded cheetah climbing up a tree. A walking stick tapping, pause, tapping. A twisting waist, a stiff knee, elbows pressing into ribs, focus. Two hands wrapping bandage around an arm. A lump of dough smashed into the kitchen counter. Two pairs of feet going on tip toe and down, tip toe and down. It’s about movement, necessity, banality. Created by electronic musician and composer Pouya Ehsaei and voicer, mover, writer Tara Fatehi, From the Lips to the Moon is an unusual music and poetry show. It’s an immersive space playing with the synergies of words, melodies, languages and beats to tell non-stories in goosebumps, twists and half-familiar languages. Pouya and Tara invite local guest artists from the Berlin scene to collaborate with them. Building textual, sonic and visual structures that activate spontaneity, listening and improvisation, each night, they create a unique live performance.

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Concept, music, poetry: Tara Fatehi, Pouya Ehsaei

Visuals: Mahir Duman

Guests on the 24th of May: Tanasgol Sabbagh, Yasmin Taheri (poetry), Misagh Joolaee (kamanche), Regis Molina (sax, flute, percussions)

Guests on the 25th of May: Roshanak Rafani (percussions), Uygur Vural (cello), Armeghan Taheri, Keça Filankes (poetry)


Tara Fatehi works across performance, voice, movement and writing engaging with ambiguity, mistranslation, unfinishedness, messy narratives and gestures found and lost in everyday life. Tara has performed at the V&A Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Nottdance, Chapter and Edinburgh Horizon among others. Tara’s Mishandled Archive is 365 days of dispersing a family archive in public space through dance and photographs, performed internationally and published as a book (LADA, 2020). Always Already is an 8-hour movement and voice duet with Karen Christopher. As a performer Tara has recently worked with Hooman Sharifi and Teatro O Bando. www.tarafatehi.com.

Pouya Ehsaei is an electronic musician, producer, radio host and curator. Pouya’s music involves experimenting with different compositional and sound synthesis techniques to create a sonic passage through hypnotic soundscapes, industrial beats, epic soundscapes, fractal polymeric rhythms, and pulsating hard-hitting sub frequencies. Pouya has released the two solo albums There (2014) and RocRast (2020) as well as two albums with his band Ariwo. He performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre and Bozar as well as festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, Womex, Womad, Fusion, Bahidora, Manana, Boomtown, Shambala and Linecheck. www.pouyaehaei.com


📷 Credits: Jemima Yong | Tara Fatehi | Holly Revell