Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2022
Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
January 08, 2022 | 20.00 h
January 09, 2022 | 20.00 h
In Persian and English


Unfortunately, the two performances of Cyber Ghosts on January 08 and 09 are cancelled due to illness. Tickets already purchased will be automatically refunded by our ticket provider Reservix.

Cyber Ghosts tells the story of the collaboration between two friends: One who decided to stay in Iran and the other who left. They create a virtual space in which they can meet again, despite the distance. Cyber ghosts plays around with the notions of surveillance and control in an ironic, intimate and joyous setting. Kiana and Roham meet online in an environment that feels uncertain, unstable and, at times, threatening. Together they try to create a third space that connects the stage of the Sophiensæle and a rural house in Iran, where Roham lives. They explore strategies of survival through dances, songs and feelings that have been repressed and stigmatized to resist the shadow of the ghosts who continue to suppress their private spaces and personal desires.

Cyber Ghosts runs about 50 minutes. It uses English and Farsi spoken and written language. The light situation is rather dark and there might be flashing light effects. There will be loud music. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. The piece is suitable for young audiences aged 12 and older. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that details may change until the premiere. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at or 030 27 89 00 35.
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Kiana Rezvani is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Berlin. In her artistic work, she is interested to observe the past and present anew to look for “untold, unheard, hidden, suppressed” histories, memories and narratives. Her choreographic works, focus on the intensities and densities of emotions, sensations and affects to create hypnotic, enchanted journeys that become mirrors to confront and see beyond. She combines the poetic with the political to reflect on “hard truths”. She is the co-founder of amigas and cobracobra collective. 

Roham Amiri Far is a body-based performer. His works are mainly experiential and in the fields of experimental dance film, narrative film and writing and he develop workshops. His work is situated in between dance and his living concerns: combining the somatic and spiritual with the focus on the political and queer body. His interest is the decentralization of artistic practice and body listening. Based on this idea he has been living in a village for some time in order to discover a way to connect his two main interests: dance and nature.

CONCEPT Kiana Rezvani, Roham Amiri Far ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Kiana Rezvani STAGE Camille Lacadee costume design Molly McDonnell LIGHTING Thais Nepomuceno SOUND, TECHNIC DIRECTION Nikola Pieper multimedia/technical support Wro Wrzesińska DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Maciej Sado

A production by Kiana Rezvani in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. The 31st edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners:  Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz and Berlin Art Link.