Mowgli is a new work from Iranian artist Sorour Darabi. The starting point for this work is its title, taken from the song of the same name by PNL. Here, the clear reference to the jungle is used to denounce the ongoing practice of projecting an image of savagery and wildness on to the bodies of young citizens of immigrant origin. But the imagery of the jungle can also be reappropriated from the inside. It offers the opportunity to invent a new law, in opposition to that of the city. The performance takes place in the dark of an imagined night, filled with dance, poetry, stories, folk tales and lyrics from the Iranian signer Googoosh and PNL. Out of this fabric, Sorour Darabi weaves real and imagined stories that speak of melancholy and of found family. Returning to the wild is a political act.
Concept, Choreography, Text and Performance: Sorour Darabi
Dramaturgy: Pauline L. Boulba, Soto Labor
Light Design and Scenography: Jean-Marc Ségalen
Sound Design: Elena Tissier
Outside Eyes: Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Dries Douibi, Mathieu Bouvier, Lynda Rahal
With the collaboration for the research of: Tarek Lakhrissi and Ndayé Kouagou
Executive Production: Météores
Administration, production: Charlotte Giteau
Production, diffusion: Sandrine Barrasso
Co-Production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Alkantara, Sophiensaele, Tanzquartier Wien, workspacebrussels, WP Zimmer, Theater Frascati, Teatro Di Roma, Kaserne Basel, Spielart theaterfestival, Kunstencentrum Buda, Spedidam, Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant.
With the support of: Les Subsistances, Centre national de la danse (Pantin), La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, L’Échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Centre national de danse contemporaine ANGERS, Montévidéo / Centre d’Art, Kunstenwerplaats, Beursschouwburg.