Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2023
Parisa Madani
pariyestan: tails of sisters
Durational Performance
in Mandarin, Farsi, English, German (language understanding not necessary)

BYOG (Bring Your Own Goodies)
pariyestan: list of goodies that will make your dreams come true and are mandatory to bring

22.00 – 5.00 h

There is no mask requirement for the event. It is requested to test yourself with a Corona self-test beforehand.

in the upcoming edition of the PARIYESTAN-multiverse – a series of durational collective dream meditations – we will focus on slow, dreamy choreography accompanied by recitations of traditional persian poetry and classical live music, this time specifically around the topics of sisterhood and motherland. sisterhood is embraced in the form of resistance. a gathering of sisters dreaming together in languages they don’t understand. they share artistic expressions freely while creating a monument in time together. through slowness, love and trust, they are powerfully exploring other possibilities of co-existing.

for the performance night, we invite the audience to lay on mats and pillows to commence horizontally. from here, almost anything can happen, and that is the magic we work with. the 7 hours are structured in: intro / welcoming the audience, dance + dialogue, music, nap time, awakening + collective dream painting. handmade tea and snacks to relax and stimulate will be served throughout. BYOG! (bring your own goodies!) list of goodies attached above.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event.

General: The performance lasts approximately 7 hours and uses Farsi, Mandarin, English and German. No language knowledge is required to participate. Dimmed lights, projections, haze, soft light transitions, and ASMR effects are used on stage. There is no official break, but the audience can leave at any time, or leave and come back in between. The performance offers space to rest, sleep, roll around, be passive and sometimes active. At the end there is an interactive part of writing, painting and space for conversation.

Audience area: The audience can choose between different seating and laying options. There are mats, carpets, beanbags and some chairs. Movement around the room is also possible. There are two wheelchair spaces and two beanbag seats, which can be reserved or purchased at the online ticket shop or box office, depending on availability.

Early Boarding: If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding. This is early admission for all people (especially with visible or non-visible disabilities) who want a specific seat or a more relaxed entry. Early Boarding usually starts 10-20 minutes before the performance starts. The meeting point is next to the bar. Five minutes before Early Boarding begins, an on-site announcement will draw your attention to it once again. Our evening staff will be happy to help you find the meeting point.

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Parisa Madani // PSORIASIS (RIP) aka B1txx3$k?llah*fka the Persian Princis from the Gorgeous House of Gucci and the Iconic Hall of Fame Kiki House of Juicy Couture بھ پاریستان خوش آمدید Pillow Talk say ha name – the story of a long-nailed german-iranian woman of trans* experience with sharp green eyes working with live arts and the communities. in the last four years, the collective has released live and digital art on their website, a mini album (pariyestan on soundcloud). it has also started the multiverse of collective dream meditations through collaborations with international artists and shown in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and Italy. inspired by ancient persian mythologies and spiritualities, the immersive performances create spaces of worship and resistance; especially for those of non-white, neurotypical, queer & trans communities and others who are underserved by traditional and conservative legislations. in the future she might lead a spiritual revolution, tour the world as a secret popstar with big tits and/or meditate inside volcanoes until the end of time.

With Parisa Madani, Antonella Fittipaldi, Liu YuJing, Chen MingJou, Gadutra, Saman Mahdavi, Hadi Bastani, Raouf Alaia, Nir, Christa Ringhandt and others Musik Azin Zahedi Sound, Visuals Amin Banitaba  Dramaturgical support Dandan Liu

A production by Parisa Madani/Haus of Bubu Productionz in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. With the support of friends and private art investors. The 32nd 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., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and HZT Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz and Berlin Art Link.