Tanzpol Berlin


Ali Moini

26.05.2024 | 8 p.m. | Festsaal Sophiensäle + Artist-Talk
27.05.2024 | 8 p.m. | Festsaal Sophiensäle

Language: EN | Price 15€ / 10€ reduced | Length: 60 Min

In this work, Ali Moini and his life-size puppet interact through a block and tackle. Through karabiners and pulleys connected by a complex system of ropes, the performer and the metal puppet 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 performer and his double. Even the meaning of the respective roles fade. The efficiency of the development of the actors on stage can vary to the extent that their identities and classifications – between being object and subject, actor and observer, follower and leader and between authenticity and unreliability – get lost.

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Concept & interpretation: Ali Moini
Composers: 9T ANTIOPE / Sarah Bigdelishamloo & Nima Aghiani
Scenography: Julien Peissel + Ali Moini
Machinery: Julien Peissel
Lights: Stéfane Perraud
Stage management: Samson Milcent & Florian de Sépibus
Dramaturgy consultant: Thibaud Croisy
Costume: Valentine Solé
Sound management: ongoing
Production: Selon l’Heure
Executive production: Latitudes Prod. – Lille


Iranian-born choreographer and performer, Ali Moini studied dramatic arts and musical composition in Iran before graduating in choreographic creation from Forum Dança in Lisbon. Based in France, he created the soli My Paradoxical Knives, Talking in/to Myself, and Man Anam Ke Rostam Bovad pahlavan. Collaboratively, he co-created Lives with Fred Rodrigues and the group piece Gaugemancy. He choreographed James Carles’ solo Psaume #3 in 2019. His latest piece, ± (plusminus), premiered in 2021 at the NEXT International Festival. Since 2020, his company, Selon l’Heure, collaborates with Latitudes Prod., Latitudes Contemporaines’ production office in Paris.

With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in the New Settings Program and DRAC Ile-De-France with the Aide au Projet. Co-production: Festival Montpellier Danse, La Passerelle Scène Nationale de St Brieuc, La Filature Scène Nationale de Mulhouse.
 Accueil: Espace Pasolini, Centre National de la Danse (within the framework of augmented residences).


📷 Credits: Alain Scherer | Yann Gilbert