Man anam ke Rostam bovad pahlavan, LUTKE 2018

Man anam ke Rostam bovad pahlavan
Man anam ke Rostam bovad pahlavan or It is Through Rostam that I Inherit my Glory is a Farsi proverb, based on the story about the famous Persian mythological hero. Ali Moini chose it to expose how anyone can usurp someone else’s success by appropriating their qualities and strengths. The Iranian dancer uses an incredible mechanism of strings and pulleys, linking him to a metallic life-size puppet. The puppet gradually comes to life and reproduces the dancer’s moves. Thus a fascinating echo, an unusual dialogue between the man and the machine is established. It tackles the issues of identity, subject and object, creator and his avatar.
Ali Moni, an Iranian choreographer, singer, composer and actor, graduated in theatre acting and finished an intensive advance course of contemporary dance at the Forum Dança in Lisbon. He has been creating his solo performances since 2007. Man anam ke Rostam bovad pahlavan is one of the four productions he staged in collaboration with Yann Gibert, manager with the Selon l'Heure.
Compagnie selon l'heure, Iran, France
Music: Sarah Shamloo and Nima Aghiani
Choreographer: Ali Moini
Lights: Stefane Perraud
Set Design: Julien Peissel
16.09.2018 at 19:30
Stage: Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana