Thesis HfS Ernst Busch

Ashkan Afsharian


In the dance piece "Tekiyeh" a movement pattern of a religious ceremony, the Iranian Ashura ceremony, is confronted with western influenced bodies. The question of what knowledge our bodies carry within them and whether culture can be conveyed through movement will be explored. 

In the last semester of their two-year master's programme, the seven students of the MA Choreography at the HZT Berlin will present their final projects in the Uferstudios and on the stages of the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. The international students come from Iran, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA and everyone brings an own artistic signature and approach. The performances conclude a research and rehearsal period lasting several months, during which the students have dealt intensively with their individual questions and themes.

Choreography/Concept: Ashkan Afsharian
Performance: Annelie Andre, Bella Hager, Kaveh Ghaemi
Szenography: Shahrzad Rahmani
Costume Design: Shahrzad Rahmani
Dramaturgy: Clara Andres
Music: Ali Ostovar
Choreographic Assistance: Sarah Ströbele
Mentoring: Ali Moini
Fotography and Video: Soheil Moradian Boroujeni

Entrance 10 / reduced 5 Euros
Tickets online and at the box office one hour before the start of the performance.

Event location: HfS Ernst Busch | BÜHNE OBEN | Zinnowitzer Str. 11 | Berlin10115