House of Strength
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About Roshanak Morrowatian
Roshanak Morrowatian (Iran, 1989) is a choreographer, dancer and actress. After receiving her BA in dance and an MA in dance composition at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany she appeared in works by artists such as Marina Abramović, Pina Bausch, Isabelle Beernaert, Alexis Blake, and Joost Vrouwenraets.
The desire for a more harmonious society runs as a fil rouge through the work of Morrowatian and her dance company Rover. Unnoticed details, invisible people, and forgotten stories are given leading roles in her choreographies. Interdisciplinary performances where subjects such as identity, boundaries, and belonging are central. As an artist, she looks for the physical roots of memories and redefines traditions and rituals.
For the performance Polished, Morrowatian received the 2020 BNG Bank Dance Prize together with Mami Izumi; she also was included in the DansClick 22 tour. In 2020, Morrowatian was awarded the Prize of the Nederlandse Dansdagen, the national encouragement prize for talented, promising creatives.
From 2023 she is artist in residence at ICK Dans Amsterdam/Artist Space and Parkstad Limburg Theaters and part of the Nieuwe Makers Program of the Fonds Podiumkunsten. In this two-year traject she is being supported by ICK, Korzo, VIA ZUID, Parkstad Limburg Theaters and DOX.
concept and choreography Roshanak Morrowatian (in collaboration with the performers) performers Sjaan Flikweert, Djahan Manuela Mazhari Perez, Reza Mirabi, Deion Simon, Vainergill Thurnim dramaturgy Nicole Geertruida music Rutger Zuydervelt set Davy van Gerven costume Antoine Peters light design Loes Schakenbos photographer and art director Afagh Morrowatian artistic coach Suzy Blok productie Stichting Rover coproductie ICK Dans Amsterdam/Artist Space, Korzo, VIA ZUID, Parkstad Limburg Theaters grants Provincie Limburg, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie aquisition CASC with thanks to DOX