Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

Studio Słodownia +3
Impure Company / NOR God exists, the Mother is present, but they no longer care performance

choreography / direction / light 
Hooman Sharifi 

created and performer by 
Rikke Baewert, Loan Hà, Matthew William Smith, Peder Horgen

artistic collaborators 
Marianne Van Kerkhoven, Bojana Kunst

artistic coordination 
Björn Dirk Schlüter

Peter Handke, Roland Barthes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hannah Arendt

Alog (Norway)

Impure Company

Kaaitheater (Brussels), Monty (Antwerp), Baltoscandal (Rakvere), Rencontres choréographique internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris)

supported by 
The Norwegian Council For Cultural Affairs, The Norwegian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

thanks to 
Jean Luc Ducourt, BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen)


Hooman Sharifi is one of Norway’s best-known and most provocative choreographers. Together with his Impure Company, he’s made political dance his trademark. Sharifi’s latest piece is no exception, but this time he appeals to our conscience rather than inciting us to action. Sharifi distils states of violence, grief, anger and desperation to their most basic physical components and use them to construct new expressions and actions. It is an emphatically physical perfor- mance that has been well fuelled from various written sources: Friedrich Nietzsche, Hannah Arendt, Roland Barthes and Peter Handke. A few extracts from the writings are projected during the performance: the audience is given plenty of time to read them and possibly link them to the visual elements. The “act of reading” is an intrinsic component of the process the performers and audience experience together. Hannah Arendt’s “On Violence” is the thread that runs through this political piece.