‘Time Will Tell’ is a choreographic research into storytelling by Reza Mirabi.
It takes the form of a conversation unfolding between 3 figures that are meeting in their deviance to time: Nawal, a pigeon that moves backwards in time, Moj, a wave that by meeting the shore over and over again slowly carves a threshold into the now, and Zamin, soil, and ground, who just cannot understand the clock and so lives forever in cosmic time.
Time Will Tell is Reza’s Master Presentation for DAS Choreography.
Over the last 3 years during his studies at DAS Choreography, Reza Mirabi has been researching practices of listening as choreographic processes.
"Within the dance and performing arts scene, a question that has kept coming up over the last year is ‘how can we transmit choreography and dance through the internet?’ And as came to no surprise the screen would act as a defined limitation to the spatiality, viscerality, and kinaesthetic practice that a dance tries to propose. With this choreography of listening in 3 movements, we try to transmit a choreography through the radio. A dance that can be listened to with eyes closed, or by taking a walk, or riding a train. Movement through sound and fictioning - a dance of memories, poetry and song.
Listening as a practice of backgrounding; shifting into the background.
What takes place in the background?
In a state of listening, we start to hear stories told by places we inhabit, the sky, the waves, the rocks, the birds.
In a state of listening, we can also hear time, unfolding memories, remembrance.
Listen behind you
and suddenly the world doubles and opens up
as you feel all that space behind you, feel it in the back of your neck, in your body, in your bones, in your hands.
Feeling the unseen backspace."
Text written by Reza Mirabi interweaving a sentence from ‘The Waves’ by Virginia Woolf, a poem by Ursula K. LeGuin, a story by Rumi, a piece by Richard Butler and a song from Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, and serpentwithfeet.
Immeasurably indebted to their brilliance and generosity.
Continue reading about 'Time Will Tell' at: https://studio206.studio/