Sachli Gholamalizad / KVS
Sat 11.05.2019 - Fri 18.10.2019

In her third creation Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season, KVS-face Sachli Gholamalizad concludes her trilogy on personal and territorial boundaries, the place of the individual in society and the tension between self and otherness. In dialogue with Iranian poetess Forough Farrokhzad, and inspired by the music of Googoosh and others, Sachli undermines imposed frameworks and investigates what an ideal self and society might look like.

In her previous two performances, A Reason to Talk and (Not) My Paradise, Gholamalizad questions concepts like boundaries and otherness by dissecting her relationship with her mother, her family and her homeland. In Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season, the final chapter of the trilogy, she lets go of the past and tries to forge a path to a new reality.


Sachli Gholamalizad has delved into archives and traveled to the US, Canada and Argentina in search of different, universal narratives. In her encounters, she has experienced the constant battle women fight to be able to get off the beaten track. Gholamalizad wants to depict a new and different sense of womanhood on stage. Using her voice and her body as her instrument, and underscored by music, she takes the audience on a journey through universal myths and stories. She wants to recover power and space by rewriting old narratives, thereby mapping out the contours of a new reality. 

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14.05.2019 - Aftertalk with Sachli Gholamalizad, Tunde Adefioye & Maryam Kamal Hedayat (NL & EN) 


SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Sachli Gholamalizad REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Sachli Gholamalizad DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Tunde Adefioye, Maryam Kamal Hedayat & Selm Wenselaers MUZIEK & SOUNDSCAPE / MUSIQUE & SOUNDSCAPE / MUSIC & SOUNDSCAPE Jan De Vroede VIDEO ONTWERP / CONCEPTION VIDÉO / VIDEO DESIGN Steven Brys VIDEO MONTAGE / MONTAGE VIDÉO / VIDEO EDITING Moj Bahadori SCENOGRAFIE / SCENOGRAPHIE / SET DESIGN David Konix KOSTUUM / COSTUME Zuhra Hilal & Heidi Ehrhart CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Gilles Polet LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Helmi Demeulemeester GELUID / SON / SOUND Patrick Van Neck TECHNISCHE COÖRDINATIE / COORDINATION TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL COORDINATION Lieven Symaeys & Steven Brys PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Miek Scheers VERTALING / TRADUCTION / TRANSLATION Moj Bahadori, Anne Vanderschueren, Trevor Perri, Tineke De Meyer BOVENTITELING / SURTITRAGE / SURTITLING Tineke De Meyer SPREIDING & TOURMANAGEMENT / DIFFUSION & TOUR MANAGEMENT / DISTRIBUTION & TOURMANAGEMENT Saskia Liénard ASSISTENT DRAMATURGIE / ASSISTANT DRAMATURGIE / ASSISTANT DRAMATURGY Lindsay Jacobs ONDERZOEKSASSISTENTEN / ASSISTANTS RECHERCHE / RESEARCH ASSISTANTS Esther Lamberigts, Bo Alfaro Decreton RESIDENTIES / RÉSIDENCES / RESIDENCIES Ucla / Marike Splint, Teatro Español, Jardin Sahél/Fernando Rubio MET BIJZONDERE DANK AAN / UN GRAND MERCI À / SPECIAL THANKS TO Shokat Armon, Zeynab Hamedani Mojarad, Michael De Cock, Eric Reid, Aarich Jespers, Filip Wauters, Eric Thielemans, Peter Dombernowsky, Joe Novelli, Nikolaj Heyman, Lisa Gamble, Tim Vandenbergh, Peter Dombernowsky, Charo Calvo, Sebastiaan Van Den Branden, Sholeh Wolpé, Prof. Farzaneh Milani, Wouter Hillaert PRESENTATIE / PRESENTATION Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KVS PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Perpodium, Theater Rotterdam, Vooruit MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government