Hooman Sharifi
The Dead Live On In Our Dreams

“The Dead Live On In Our Dreams”, is a solo by the acknowledged choreographer Hooman Sharifi (NO). In “The Dead Live On In Our Dreams”, Hooman explores how one’s origin and identity can be manipulated and how we make the future by changing our past. 
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 is a stage production with Persian live music by Arash Moradi, dance and storytelling. Each element is bound to the past, folk culture and his personal story.  

“I want to make pictures we are not used to. I want to discuss origins and identity. I want to confront the nationalistic state of mind, the picture of us and them, and who 
are. I want to make us stop talking about origins as it explains everything. I don’t want to operate with such ideas about identity. It’s extremely important for me working with this right now.”  

There appears to be just as many realities as people. No one has the right to tell anyone what is right and what is wrong. Everyone is entitled to their own understanding of reality. The distance between us has become steadily wider, yet the world has become smaller. There are more and more of us, which means that we have less space and fewer resources to share. So we have to get closer to each other, we have to coexist. To create situations in which we as fellow citizens actively choose to engage in dialogue with each other. Impure Company wants to provide a space where we can share and try out different realities. 

Hooman Sharifi (NO) is born and raised in Iran and is now a Norwegian Citizen. He arrived in Norway solitarily in 1989 at the age of 15. His experience in dance started with hip hop and street dance. He graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in choreography, in 2000. The same year he established his own company, Impure Company, which specifically works with making visible social commitment, engagement and politics in art. From 2014 till 2018, Sharifi was the artistic director of Carte Blanche, where he produced work like Birthmark, We Are Here Together and Jerada. His own works include Shadows Remain Silent and While They Are Floating. Arash Moradi (Iran/UK) was born in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah in Western Iran. He is the eldest son of Iran’s leading tanbour player Aliakbar Moradi. Arash started learning tanbour at an early age from his father whom he later on accompanied in numerous concert and festivals throughout Iran and Europe such as St. John’s Smith Square of London, XIII Cantigas do maio in Portugal and Racines festival in Toulouse. Arash also played at Rhythm Stick Festival in London.He cooperated with BBC radio 4 as a guest musician in 2006 as well as he performed as a soloist in Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Moreover, he was invited to Rotterdam Film Festival in Netherlands to demonstrate Persian traditional music. At the recent time Arash and his younger brother Kourosh have appeared as Yarsan Ensemble in the United States of America many times to introduced the Kurdish music and culture.Arash lives in London where he teaches tanbour, runs workshops on Persian and Kurdish music and also cooperates with different musicians from all around the world.Mere om Arash Moradi http://moradiensemble.com/about/arash-moradi/

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Hooman Sharifi


The Dead Live On In Our Dreams




  • 3.18.2023, 20:00
  • 3.19.2023, 17:00


1 hour


Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København


CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION AND LIGHT: Hooman Sharifi DANCE: Hooman Sharifi MUSICIAN: Arash Moradi SOUND: Terje Wessel Øverland LIGHTS: Martin Myrvold PRODUCER: Rikke Baewert CO-PRODUCERS: Montpellier Danse

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