ORIANTHEATRE has produced 9 performances since 2006 and has been touring in the most of EU countries as well as in Asia. The company is co-producing performances in partnership with festivals and theatres.
The BEST performance award from the 19th International Pula Festival – Croatia, 2013**
Premier: 2012 – Duration / : 55 min – Genre / : Dance & interdisciplinary performance / Danse & l’art multidisciplinaire – Concept, Direction & Choreography : Mehdi Farajpour – Sound & music / : Arnaud Rollat & Phillip Glass – Technical Director : Arnaud Rollat – Dancers : Neus Canalias Avila, Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Sílvia Brossa I Marí, Quim Vilagran Casanovas, Maria Frigola Butiñà, Mehdi Farajpour – Stage designer : Mehdi Farajpour – Online drawing : Felix Soletic & Valentina Ferarro – Co-producers / Escola de la dansa de Celrà (Rosa Casas) & Théâtre Atenue (Spain) – Oriantheatre Company (France) – International Festival Zadarsnova (Croatia).
Supported by: L’escola de dansa de celrà, Théâtre de l’ATENEU (Spain) / International Festival Zadarsnova / International Pula festival (Croatia).
The performance «etc, etc.» is a research on Psychological choreography through which Mehdi Farajpour is talking about the moment of «etc, etc». He explains this very moment through physical expressions, choreography, images, drawing, video, poetry, etc.
Premier: 2013 – Duration: 60 min – Genre: Dance-theatre-Performance– Concept, Direction & Choreography : Mehdi FARAJPOUR – Performers: Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila, Leena Ritva Koskinen, Maria Korpi-Anttila, Minja Mertanen, Lucija Mikas, Kate Marušić, Magdalena Bodrožić, Ena Begović, Anna Frederika Wilke, Luca Marei Endell, Lara Morlang, Pauline Michel, Samantha Stegbauer & Liliane Koch – Music : Sussan Deyhim, Richard Horowitz & François Sardi – Light Technician : Frane Papić – Sound Technician : Mate Petričević – Assistant to Costume and Set design : Marijana Jakelić – Stage Manager: Juraj Aras – Produced by : Oriantheatre
PARTNERS : Tanzplan (GER), Zadar snova (CRO), Arts Promotion Centre (FIN) & CND – Centre National de la Dance (FRA) – Supported by / avec soutien de: Institut Française, Ministarstvo kulture RH – Thanks to / Merci à: Narodni list, Zadarski list
…And then the train does not stop / and I remain in the station for centuries / and the cold wind blows under my skin / even in the midsummer days / under my skin the cold wind remains. / Under my skin……under my skin news / Under my skin news, lies, false news / Under my skin war, hunger, revolutions / Under my skin fast food, Mc Donald, George Bush / Under my skin KFC, D. Cameron, Putin / Under my skin Israel, Gaza, Massacre / Under my skin Oil, War, Persian Gulf / Under my skin Syria, Tunisia, Egypt / Under my skin Hiroshima, Auschwitz, Vietnam, Georgia / Under my skin fire, me and the questions / questions / questions / And under my skin that train is not going to stop in this station, it seems. (by Mehdi FARAJPOUR)
Created in : (2014-2017) – Duration : 60 min – Genre: Dance / Danse – Concept, Direction & Choreography : Mehdi Farajpour – Music : Le sacre du printemps: I. Stravinsky – Video : Linda Markusic (based on original concepts of Mehdi Farajpour).
Performers (2017): Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila, Tabea Wittulsky, Églantine Chauchaix, Rika Yotsumoto, Hélène Beilvaire, Dimitri Mager, Chawki Derbel, Faustine Verdier, Eva Chauvet, Charlotte Mattei & Agnès Potié.
Coproduced by ORIANTHEATRE & PUF Festival avec soutien de RAMDAM, un centre d’art, Institut Français de l’Allemagne (en 2017) – Accueil en residence: La Briqueterie, Centre National de la Dance (en 2014).
FORGOTTEN BODIES is the testimony of a child who one day let go off his mother’s hand. He found himself alone, powerless, incapable of identifying her in a crowd of black veiled women. ”Then as long as there will be a child in the world, who is enable to recognize his mother in the middle of all black covered women, I shall always have to worry for this child, as well as for his mom”. M.F
Then I thought: Yes, we can be all called Sayeh when «body» becomes forbidden; but yet we can dance even with hands tied up and lost in the deep darkness. Yes, we all can be called «Sayeh» “. By M. FARAJPOUR
Summer Collection by M.F
Premier : 2016 – Duration : 50 min – Genre: Dance – Concept, Direction & Choreography : Mehdi Farajpour – Music: Mark Lenegan Band, Laurie Anderson, Beethoven – Performers : Neus Canalias Avila, Katrina Elizabeth Bastian, Hélène Beilvaire, Ivona Medic, Toni Mononoke, Dora Brkaric, Vedran Stimac, Valentina Bekina, Lisa Marie Hennig-Olsen, Gaia Radic, Andrea Joksic, Vlado Butkovic, Ana-Maria Horvat, Fran Vozila, Elena Orlic & Pino Ivančić – Video : Danial – Technical Director : Marko Bolkovic.
Co-producing partners : ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company & Festival PUF.
Created : 2017 – Duration : 60 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary Choreographic Performance – Concept, Direction & Choreography : Mehdi Farajpour – Performers: Antonio Izquierdo Martínez, Neus Canalias Avila & Gwen Sampé – Music : Szymon Keler, François Sardi, Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz (Desert Equations) – Video & Stage design: Mehdi FARAJPOUR – Production: Oriantheatre Dance Company (FRA)
Performed in Dance Days Chania
Creation : 2019 – Duration : 30 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary choreographic performance – Concept, Direction, Choreography : Mehdi Farajpour – Sound Art / Son: Mehdi Farajpour
UK performers (2018): Shelley Eva Haden, Claire Lambert & Laura Vanhulle
FR performers (2019): Neus Canalias Avila, Églantine Chauchaix & Daniela De Lauri.
Produced by : ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company – Supported by BND (Birmingham Dance Network) in frame Birmingham International Dance Festival (UK), Vivid Projects (UK), Théâtre de l’Oulle (Fr) & Digital Village (Fr).
In SoundGraphy, three dancers are creating music by moving their body (Sensors) into different positions. Without a movement, there is no sound. In other words, SoundGraphy is a collaborative musical composition where dance has a secondary importance. The main aim is to create a musical atmosphere through movement.
Created in / Création: 2017-2019 – Duration / Durée: 60 min – Genre: Dance Installation / Installation chorégraphique – Concept, Direction & Choreography / Conception, mise en scène & Chorégraphie: Mehdi Farajpour – Music / Musique: Steve REICH (Music for 18 musicians) – Video / Vidéo: Mehdi FARAJPOUR
Performers: Neus Canalias Avila, Tabea Wittulsky, Issac Espinoza Hidrobo, Josip Pino Ivancic, Vladimir Butkovic, Maja Tuka, Ivana Natasa Turkovic, Martina Benic, Rocco Bertuzzi, Daria Krepkova, Anika Ghiraldo, Nika Janus.
TIME; this strange feeling and abstract dimension that expends its arms from birth to death.
DEATH; which is a part of our life itself as we die in every second of the LIFE and get re-born in a second that follows.
MOMENT; this very present time that is often scarified for a better one in the future.
FUTURE; a MOMENT that has not come yet but we can give the whole LIFE away for it…And this repetition, repetition, repetition…