PSR Konstgruppen FUL "Baba Karam"

PSR Konstgruppen FUL "Baba Karam"

The art group Ful’s upcoming public project with the working title "Baba Karam" consists of participatory performances in the form of dance parties, which are based on the Iranian dance form Baba Karam and its use of masculine drag. Drawing inspiration from separatist parties, gatherings are staged with both performers and guests where queer desire is the focal point and western norms of dance and drag are challenged. The queer feminist art group Ful performs, exhibits, creates publications, and curates talks and meetings through an intersectional understanding of the art event. Ful has worked in Sweden and internationally since 2008 with, among other things, the art magazine Ful and acclaimed and award-winning performances such as Europa Europa and Mödrars Manifest. The project "Baba Karam" is closely associated with Ful’s new dance initiative Finding Sisterhood which is a decolonizing and queer survey of contemporary dance and performance. The artistic team behind the work is the choreographer and dancer Rani Nair, director and playwright Nasim Aghili and sound artists and playwright Malin Holgersson.

The queer feminist art group Ful performs, exhibits, creates publications, and curates talks and meetings through an intersectional understanding of the art event. Ful has worked in Sweden and internationally since 2008 with, among other things, the art magazine Ful and acclaimed and award-winning performances such as Europa Europa and Mödrars Manifest. The project Baba Karam is closely associated with Ful’s new dance initiative Finding Sisterhood which is a decolonizing and queer
survey of contemporary dance and performance.

Nasim Aghili (b. 1980) is a Swedish-Iranian artist, director, writer and performer. Nasim works in the field of performing and visual arts and their participatory performances, theatre installations and art in the public space often deal with the experience of existing and living in different forms of exile and take the form of healing rituals. Nasim Aghili’s plays have been translated to different languages such as English, Spanish and Arabic and their work has been performed or presented in countries such as Puerto Rico, England, Mexico, US, Holland, Estonia and Sápmi.

Malin Holgersson (b. 1974) is an artist, dramaturge, podcaster and editor that works mostly within performing arts and audio drama. Their work is interdisciplinary and combines text, sound, voice and body/ies. With a background as a cultural journalist and radio producer, they often use journalistic methods and stage documentary stories.

Rani Nair dancer and choreographer, who’s works have been programmed at the Centre National de la Dance Paris, ImpulsTanz Vienna, Spielart festival Munich, Ignite! Festival of contemporary dance Delhi, Singapore International Festival of Arts. Represented at the Performing arts museum, Dance museum in Stockholm and in the book Oxford Dictionary of Dance and Re-enactment.

Konstgruppen Ful; Rani Nair (choreographer and dancer), Nasim Aghili (director, playwrite and perfomer) and Malin Holgersson (sound artist and dramaturg). Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, Gothenburg Dance and Theater Festival, Bespect ACTive, City of Lund and Stenkrossen, Swedish Arts Grant Committee.

26.11.20 - 26.11.20

MDT Stockholm (SE)

supported/organized by MDT