ROVER | Roshanak Morrowatian
Alphabets of Flesh

A poetic exploration of the body in diaspora

In the dance performance Alphabets of Flesh, choreographer and dancer Roshanak Morrowatian makes tangible what it is like to be a body in diaspora. Together with dancer Mami Izumi, she depicts the fragmented experience of time and space of people who have left their homeland. The here and there and the now and then merge into memories and dreams.  

 What remains of your origins when you are displaced? What experiences - even from generations before you - are stored in your body? In a sensory journey through movements and images of the diaspora, Morrowatian searches for the feeling of home. Where and with whom is home? Can your body be your home? Do you need the past to define the "now"?   

 Through dance, language, music and video art, Alphabets of Flesh creates a temporary (t)home where differences are embraced and uprooting is a source of strength. 

Roshanak Morrowatian (Iran, 1989) obtained her BA in dance and MA in dance composition from Folkwang University of the Arts (D). She danced in the works of Marina Abramović, Pina Bausch, and Isabelle Beernaert, among others. In 2021, she founded dance company Rover together with Mami Izumi.  

Rover creates interdisciplinary dance performances based on the fervent desire for a more harmonious society. Unnoticed details, invisible people and forgotten stories are given a leading role in our performances. With her performance Kites , for example, she gave a voice to refugee children and with House of Strength she transformed a male, Persian tradition into a paragon of inclusion. Her work has been awarded the BNG Bank Dance Award and the Dutch Dance Days Award, among others.  

Concept, direction and choreography: Roshanak Morrowatian i.s.m. Mami Izumi 
Dace: Roshanak Morrowatian & Mami Izumi 
Final direction: Nilay Ceber 
Composition: Rutger Zuydervelt 
Light Design: Loes Schakenbos 
Videography: Laisvie Andrea Ochoa Gaevska 
Scenography: Isa Kasten 
Costume Design: (nog bekend te maken) 
Art direction & photography: Afagh Morrowatian 
Production: Stichting Rover  
Coproduction: ICK Dans Amsterdam, Korzo, DOX, Parkstad Limburg Theaters & Le Gymnase CDCN 
Made possible in part by: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Provincie Limburg & Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst 

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  • Friday 4 October
  • 17:00 - 17:55
      • Friday 4 October
      • 17:00 - 17:55
      • Saturday 5 October
      • 15:00 - 15:55
      • Sunday 6 October
      • 10:30 - 11:25
    Other dates
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  • Tickets
  • Try-out (04-10) €12,50
  • Première (05-10) €18,50
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