Time Will Tell is a choreographic storytelling piece.
‘Choreographic storytelling’ is a practice that I have been coining and developing throughout my studies at DAS. It starts from the believe that every place, object or being is already and always telling ‘their story’. And we might hear these stories when we listen. So instead of overwriting these stories, what I see as crucial is to practice listening which in turn affords us to rather co-compose with all these stories that are already being told in this very moment. This is what I am pursuing with my Graduation piece: To look at listening as a choreographic process and political tool. What I started to notice is how listening is intimately interwoven with time. The format of my Graduation piece is a conversation between 3 figures that meet in their deviance to time: The
first is Nawal, a pigeon that moves backwards in time, the second is Moj, a wave that by meeting the shore over and over again slowly carves a threshold into the now, and the third is Zamin, ground, field and soil, who just cannot understand the clock and so lives forever in cosmic time. Their conversation is made up of fragments of memories and songs, poems and sounds, questions and dreams. They reimagine the lost art of conversation as a ritual of tending to time. A ritual of listening into places of yesterday. A ritual of remembrance and of fictioning to imagine what remains after all is lost
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About Reza Mirabi
Over the last 3 years during his studies at DAS Choreography, Reza Mirabi has been imagining choreography as a process of listening.
”Rather than listening to, I look for ways to enter into a state of listening and remembrance and thereby to shift in the background. What are the political and aesthetic implications for today that listening inherently proposes? To enter in a state of listening can be a somatic, peripheral and even synaesthetic process and thereby never limited to our ears. In a state of listening, we feel movement, hear time, sense the forgotten, unfold memories, and see the unheard.”
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