"Corps Oubliés" Concept & Choreography: Mehdi FARAJPOUR
Music: Le sacre du printemps: I. StravinskyPerformers: Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila, Hélène Beilvaire, Nella Turkki, Joanna Franciska Del Olmo Hernandez, Ella Marković, Petra Dautović, Pino Ivančić, Valentina Bekina, Irin Šime Rabar, Noela Alić, Ivona Bulešić, Vendi Vlahović, Hena Crnović, Marina DegačVideo: Linda MarkusicTechnical Director: Marko Bolkovic.Produced by ORIANTHEATRE & PUF
MEHDI FARAJPOUR is an Iranian choreographer and artistic director for ORIANTHEATRE Company based in Paris. He is graduated from Theater department of Soureh Fine Arts University, Tehran. Since summer 2009 he has been living in France. He began as a theatre artist and dancer but now is considered as conceptual performance artist. He divides his time between creating work for the stage and teaching his creative way of dance called MEDITATIVE DANCE. Mehdi’s artistic career covers many fields such as Dance, Video, Photography, Literature and poetry, theater and performance art. The Monk Performers is the title of Mehdi’s book published in 2008. This book is the conclusion of his personal/practical experience on the stage. In 2008, in collaboration with Indian Bharatnatyam dancers, he won The Prize for the best choreography and creative music at the 26th international theatre festival of Tehran. At the end of 2008, he got a grant from “Hooyong performing Arts Center” to create a performance in South Korea as a part of Artist residency program. 2009 brought him another grant for creation from Poland. The grant was titled Orient and Europe. In 2010, he was part of the jury for France at the international theater festival in Minsk, in Belarus. In the summer of 2011, he was awarded The Best Director Prize for his performance BECKETT at the international festival of Lomza, Poland. In 2013, he again received the Best Performance Prize for his performance “ETC, ETC.” inspired by the life of Antonin Arteaud at the International Contemporary Theatre festival (PUF) in Pulà, Croatia. Since 2011, he has been regulary invited to perform on French stages from which Toulouse and Marseille (Bernardines Theater) and has been developing new creations at the CNDP (Pantin National Center for Dance), in Paris area. In 2013, he launched the first session of an educational program entitled PARIS SUMMER ACADEMY (or ACADEMIE D’ETE DE PARIS) in partnership with the Centre de Danse du Marais (Paris 4th). Thanks to intensive courses, the program aims at training a new generation of dancers and performers and is occurring every year with an international selected professors team. A project for a bilingual publication of his poems and novels is currently in progress. Additional to France and Iran, Mehdi has frequently performed in Europe (Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Croatia) and in Asia (India, South Korea).