Afshin travaille avec Sarah Berges Dance Company au Théâtre en Miettes à Bordeaux.
For this show (Le Cri Perçant / The Shout), Afshin Ghaffarian was surrounded with a dramatist (Leyli Daryoush), a stage designer (Heiko Moennich) and a lighting engineer (Vincent Tudoce) as well as a sociologiste (Baptiste Pizzinat).
The idea of this work was born in a café, This place of sociability and meeting. this place of truce, and sometimes a refuge. This place which the poet Mahmoud Darwich told that it can be a chance to plunge into oneself and in memory. For us, it became the first place of our meeting, between a dancer a little bit sociologist and a sociologist a little bit dancer.
Is a free adaptation from the Czech novel « Too Loud a Solitude » by Bohumil Hrabal. Some years ago I came upon a Persian translation of this book, and on reading this novel, a strange feeling came over me, as if I was reading a novel on the reality of our daily life even in the modern world. Since then, making a scenographic adaptation of it has been in my mind. In the world over censorship and book destruction are common practice.
The word “Réformances” is a portmanteau word made up of the French words “réforme” (reform) and “performance” (performance).
For us is a new way of “getting into the performance”, and also a research through several physical and vocal expressions. It is a state of being an artist—a powerful will of the artist to fight against any kind of inertia or habit. It’s about a different way of looking at art, artists, and their relationship to society. It’s about conceiving art as something united with our daily life—an active art that transforms us and does not reduce itself to simply decorative or entertainment functions.
Born in 1982 in the South of France, somewhere in between a psychiatric hospital and his home. He has now a PhD in Sociology from the EHESS in Paris.
She finished her doctoral thesis on Theatral Studies on Christoph Marthaler and Krzystof Warlikowski scenic aesthetics.
Was born in Essen, Germany. He used to be a dancer before becoming a stage designer and worked in the National Theater of Brunswick-Germany.
Was trained in the CFPTS of Bagnolet, France.