ՄԻԱՍԻՆ Mj'a sin - Verflechtungen



"Mj’a sin" is the Armenian word for "together". The visual artist Silvina Der-Meguerditchian and the choreographer and dancer Jasmin İhraç embark on a search for what supposedly connects them: their Armenian roots. Walking through tradition and history, they come upon blind spots, absence and loss. And their unusual play with traditional symbols, techniques and folk dances invariably makes a connection to the present: will yesterday’s community remain today’s yearning? Where is the resistance in cross-stitch and lockstep? What are fragments and documents of our appropriation? The multimedia performance, consisting of sound, objects, installations and dance, makes use of the notion of synchronicity and opens up a new space for the different perspectives.

Installationen und PerformanceSilvina Der-Meguerditchian
ChoreographyJasmin İhraç
Choreographical Assistance Tümay Kılınçel, Julia Schunevitsch
Dance and PerformanceJasmin İhraç, Tümay Kılınçel, Raisa Kröger, Julia Schunevitsch (originial cast)
with compositions fromHanan EL Shamouty, Dzovinar Mikirditsian
DramaturgyLidy Mouw
AssistanceAndrea López Goñi
PhotosUte Langkafel, Dieter Hartwig

Produced by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH, production supported by the intercultural project funding of the Land of Berlin.

Premiere: December, 19th, 2013

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