Let us believe in the beginning of the cold season
In her third solo performance, Sachli Gholamalizad honours the women who with their words shaped the ways of her mother and grandmother. Two ground-breaking Iranian artists, Googoosh and Forough Farrokhzad, are the starting point for an enchanting investigation into what it means to be a woman today. Both – one through pop music, the other through poetry – created and still create from their womanhood a whole new reality for generations of men and women inside and outside Iran. Their words depicted forbidden worlds and let women feel at home again in their own bodies. Sachli interweaves this inheritance with contemporary feminist voices into a meandering, layered musical performance.
After a dive into Sachli’s family history with A reason to talk and (not) my paradise, her third creation takes a hesitant step towards the future. How can we rinse and peel off the judgements and interpretations of the outside world in order to return to the core of our being, our purest self? Supported by strong women from various traditions, and with a lot of questions at the back of her mind, Sachli samples different definitions for the future: about love, about friendship, about womanhood.
A musical narration about the leading ladies who helped scaffold Sachli’s struggle in womanhood.
14.05.2019 - AFTERTALK with SACHLI GHOLAMALIZAD (NL)