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TARAB طرب

Premiere: 13th & 14th October 2022 Tanzquartier Wien | Halle G In Arab and Iranian culture TARAB happens when a body is gripped by the music and physical sensation is enhanced. This heightened moment, when the body and music unite, is a door to ecstasy and enchanted sensuality. In TARAB, the third part of a […]

Janhavi Dhamankar über TARAB von Ulduz Ahmadzadeh / ATASH عطش contemporary dance company

Movement for “Women, life, freedom!” Tarab.In my ignorance, it sounds so close to tadap (Hindi for yearning, longing). Tarab. “When a body is gripped by the music, and physical sensation is enhanced. [… U]nexplored and, in some places, forbidden movement material and odd rhythmic patterns of Pre-Islamic, Middle Eastern cultural heritage. Dance and music material […]

about TARAB by Maria Vlachou

In Arab and Iranian culture, ‘tarab’ happens when a body is gripped by music, and physical sensation is enhanced. This heightened moment, when the body and music unite, is a door to ecstasy and enchanted sensuality. In TARAB, the third part of a trilogy, Ulduz Ahmadzadeh / ATASH عطش contemporary dance company focus on unexplored, […]

TANZSCHRIFT

IN WIEN DARF GETANZT WERDEN, IN TEHERAN NICHT Ulduz Ahmadzadeh: „Tarab“ im Tanzquartier. Endlich wird einmal!  Ulduz Ahmadzadeh: „Tarab“ im Tanzquartier. Endlich wird einmal! Im Tanzquartier wird getanzt, richtig getanzt. Worte braucht es keine. Der Körper erzählt, tanzt und springt zu aufwühlenden Rhythmen und in der Stille. Großartig! Ulduz Ahmadzadeh, geboren im Iran, in Wien […]

upcoming events

طرب TARAB  13.10.22 | Tanzquartier Wien Halle G | تشویش Tashweesh Festival überWunden – the long breath of war 27.04.23 | Brut Wien Narbenschnür November.23 | Dschungel Wien

Trilogy

Under Cover | Force Majeure | TARAB This trilogy is a series of contemporary dance pieces, which uses a critical feminist perspective to dilate the tension between how both the Middle East and the West view women, who are socialized within Islam. It is an interdisciplinary work, using dance, performance, video, sound and installation art […]

Under Cover | Part I of a trilogy

In Under Cover, Iranian-Austrian dancer and choreographer Ulduz Ahmadzadeh crosses autobiographical continents, places and contexts and connects these experiences to the experiences of other ‘oriental’ women in a captivating mix of performance, film and installation. Whether they are wearing a hijab or not, the ethnic background of these women draws a veil of social prejudice […]

Force Majeure | Part II of a trilogy

“Justice will be served just when most people will have given up hope. I miss you.”  — N.S. / Human Rights advocate and activist Force Majeure. An act of nature. Something that cannot be prevented. Like the elements, like a burning desire or the drive to free oneself. But what does freedom mean, what is justice? […]

AUDITION

‫عطش‬ ATASH ‫عطش‬ – contemporary dance initiative under the artistic direction of Ulduz Ahmadzadeh is looking for 5 dancers to join the company for the upcoming Dance Production “TARAB” Where: Tanzquartier Wien,Vienna, Austria Deadline: 31th of March 2022 When: 22th and 23th of April 2022 (presence only in one of two days is required) Premiere: […]

Taste of Pearls

Short film | Splitscreen Taste of pearls is a compilation of video materials, which Iranian – Austrian dancer and choreographer Ulduz Ahmadzadeh and her team created in the context of the project Under Cover on an Iranian island. The materials are also part of 3 projections at the end of Under Cover during the post-performance […]

Ulduz Ahmadzadeh

Ulduz Ahmadzadeh, born in Tehran, Iran, started dancing in a country in which it is still prohibited. Indefiance of state censorship, she performed regularly with company Harekat from 1999 until 2004. She was subsequently incarcerated. After her release, she started her own dance company, which continued to be highly critical of the political system. Ahmadzadeh […]

Mahsa Ghafari on Force Majeure by Ulduz Ahmadzadeh / ATASH

When a woman has no choice but to resist Street noises, car horns, rallying cries and applause mixed with ominous sounds echo from the loudspeakers as three female performers walk purposefully on stage. They stop abruptly, as if held up by something invisible which they immediately confront in a fighting stance. They march in disorder […]

Frauen unter “höherer Gewalt”: “Force Majeure” im Tanzquartier|Der Standard|Helmut Ploebst

Frauen unter “höherer Gewalt”: “Force Majeure” im Tanzquartier Uraufführung von “Force Majeure” der Choreografin Ulduz Ahmadzadeh im Tanzquartier Wien | Halle G Helmut Ploebst 15. März 2021, 08:49 Der Körper als Schlachtfeld höherer Gewalt: “Force Majeure” im TQW. Der Körper als Schlachtfeld höherer Gewalt: “Force Majeure” im TQW. Seit 42 Jahren wird Iran nach den […]

Fremdkörper – The social life of strange

The social life of strange tells the story of projections, reflections and overcoming. The woman‘s body as an initial space to experience constructed otherness becomes (the critical instrument) the critical bone machine to unmask practiced fantasies of orientalism and sexism. The ‘oriental’/ized woman necessarily remains the marked subaltern counterpart of the apparently transparent ‘western’ woman. […]