»Yeki bud yeki nabud« – »There was someone, there was no one.« This is the phrase that begins Iranian fairy tales. Does the passion that many Iranians have for telling stories and fairy tales have something to do with escaping Iranian reality? Choreographer Modjgan Hashemian collages together motifs from Persian legends with statements from Iranian artists. When polite untruths determine the game, artists are disappearing, and images and memories accumulated in the cellar resurface after years, the question remains: Who is actually censoring whom? The dance performance Yeki bud yeki nabud is presented within the framework of the series Myths of Reality, in which fairy tales and legends from different language areas are mirrored in today's reality.
Photo: Esra Rotthoff
Die Reihe Mythen der Wirklichkeit wird gefördert aus Mitteln des Landes Berlin, Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten