Konstgruppen Ful

Baba Karam – through Jamileh and Khordadian

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Participatory dance performance Austrian Premiere In Swedish with English Subtitles / Duration: 80 minutes
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{Iranian dance} {Queer club} {Drag}

Baba Karam – Through Jamileh and Khordadian is a participatory dance performance based on the popular Iranian dance form Baba Karam. The project by the Swedish art collective Konstgruppen Ful is inspired by queer clubs and separatist parties where everyone gets to dance for and with one another. Three performers and a DJ in drag appear on the film screen and invite you to dance and listen to memories of dance. Konstgruppen Ful invite us to a space that all of us, despite the distance, will be sharing. The physical absence of performers offers an artistic opportunity to create and explore the specific conditions confronting us in times of a pandemic and reflects the reality of people who are living in the diaspora.

, © Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

Konstgruppen Ful –Baba Karam – through Jamileh and Khordadian

, © Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

Konstgruppen Ful – Baba Karam – through Jamileh and Khordadian

, © Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

Konstgruppen Ful –Baba Karam – through Jamileh and Khordadian

, © Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

Konstgruppen Ful –Baba Karam – through Jamileh and Khordadian

The work is also a tribute to two influential and well-known American-Iranian choreographers, Jamileh and Mohammad Khordadian, who have encouraged millions of people, especially in exile, all over the world to dance. Their important work has expanded the boundaries for what dance can do and mean to people. For many, they have also been influential in framing a dance created in the diaspora.

Konstgruppen Ful is a queer feminist art collective based in Sweden that, through an intersectional understanding of art, produces performances, exhibitions, publications, and podcasts and curates talks and meetings. Ful was founded in 2008 and consists of artists and activists that are working with analysis, theory, and knowledge formation through art based on queer-feminist ideas, decolonial practices and postcolonial aesthetics. Ful has worked both in Sweden and internationally, published an award-winning art magazine entitled Ful and devised notable, internationally touring, and award-winning performances. In 2019, Ful’s Nasim Aghili and Rani initiated the ongoing project Finding Sisterhood, a decolonising and queer mapping of contemporary dance and performance. This mapping is based on a need to mobilise and to name aesthetic movements that are vibrating and vital to contemporary dance and performance while at the same time being marginalised in its history and archives.


Following the performance on Saturday, October 1st, there will be an artist talk with Choy Ka Fai and Konstgruppen Ful. Moderated by Fariba Mosleh


Concept and idea Ful (Nasim Aghili, Malin Holgersson, Rani Nair) Performers Parwin Hoseinia, Rani Nair, Jafar the Superstar and Rasuul (George Chamoun) Voices Dance memories Sepideh Khodarahmi, Ardeshir Bibakabadi, Romina Houshmand, Khaled Alesmael, ZIKO Hama Direction and script Nasim Aghili Choreography Rani Nair together with the ensemble* Interviews and editing of dance memories Malin Holgersson Jafar the Superstars monologue Edwin Safari Set design Björn Karlsson Costume design Björn Karlsson and Nasim Aghili together with the ensemble Assistant director Alejandra Goic Make-up designer Susanne Åberg Video Nemo Stocklassa Hinders Sound video Agnieszka Lewalski Light video Jonathan Winbo 2nd assistant camera Lukas Wigardt Graphic design Hanne Lindberg and Sepidar Hosseini Producer Johanna Gustafssonand Puma Lagos Parra


*Thank you all party dancers for responding to our Open Call and lending us your favorite movements. Without you, no dance!

Thank you: Jamileh, Mohammad Khordadian, Ramesh Safavi, Vishnu Vardhani Rajan, Nazanin Aghili, RFSL Newcomers Youth, Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival and the staff at Stora teatern, MDT, Haris Eloy, Zinat Hashemi, Negin Aghili, Mrinalini D’souza, Narges Hashemi, Mohamed Aghili, Farid Banihashemi, Anna Efraimsson, Sarah Melin, Maya Hald, Sepideh Khodarahmi, Valeria Bergmontt, Romina Houshmand, Sandhya Nair, Lea, Mira, Ravi, Amar, Gisle, Nisha, Nila, Helia, Arna and Julian Holgersson.

A production by Ful in collaboration with the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival/Stora Teatern, MDT – Stockholm, and Rani Nair Production, with the support of the EU network Be SpectACTive!, the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the City of Stockholm, Region Skåne, the City of Lund, and Maxi grant from Stenkrossen.

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Dates & Tickets

Following the performance on Saturday, October 1st, there will be an artist talk with Choy Ka Fai and Konstgruppen Ful. Moderated by Fariba Mosleh

October 2022

Sat. 01.10.2022, 19:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9 / *Following the performance on Saturday, October 1, there will be an artist talk with Konstgruppen Ful and Choy Ka Fai. Moderated by Fariba Mosleh

Sun. 02.10.2022, 17:30
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9

Sun. 02.10.2022, 20:00
€ 18 / € 14 / € 9

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Abendprogramm Konstgruppen Ful (PDF)


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