Conversation with Sorour Darabi
The author of “Savušun” meets the audience of Gender Bender
With Greta Pieropan
Interpreter: Camilla De Concini
Sorour Darabi is a self-taught Iranian artist living and working in Paris.Working actively in Iran, s/he was a part of the underground organisation ICCD, whose festival Untimely (Teheran)hosted their work before their departure for France.During studies at the CCN de Montpellier s/he created the solo Subject to Change, a performance that questions transformation with regards to time and one’s cohabitation with an environment. In 2016, s/he created Farci.e, a solo dealing in notions of language, gender identity and sexuality, at the FestivalMontpellier Danse. Their next project, Savusun, an ode to affect, to vulnerability, and to beings who are affected,is inspired by the grieving ceremonies of the Muharram and deals in questions of emotions: grief, fear, andsuffering.