About the company

MaHa Team started in 2013 in Tehran where Dance is forbidden and frowned upon. Without the presence of a single dance academy and from various backgrounds, it started out of a need that lead to the expression of the body, survival and creation.
بدأت "مجموعة ماها" عروضها عام 2013 في طهران. وبغياب أي مدرسة للرّقص، استهلت "مجموعة ماها" عروضها وهي التي انبثقت من خلفيات مختلفة ومن هذه الحاجة التي تدفع الإنسان إلى التعبير الجسدي والاستمرار والإبداع.  

About the performance

In 2015, Omar Rajeh was invited to Tehran to choreograph a piece for Ma Ha . Zaafaran is based on the idea of sacrifice; a notion very integrated in both our eastern cultures. This contemporary creation takes place on a Persian Carpet, a rich ground that reminisces a past, no longer present. 

عام 2015، دُعي عمر راجح إلى طهران لتصميم عرض لـ"ماها". يقوم عرض Zaafaran على فكرة التضحية كمفهوم متجذر في الثقافة الشرقية. يقدم هذا العرض المعاصر على سجادة عجميةٍ، على أرضٍ غنية تعيد إحياء ماض مضى.   

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performance dates and touring

Wednesday 20th of December 2017
8:00 pm | Freiheizhalle München

Tuesday 19th of December 2017
8:00 pm | Freiheizhalle München

Friday 28th of July 2017
7:00 pm | Eutopia 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

Friday 19th of May 2017
7:30 pm | Theater Heilbronn, Germany

Saturday 19th of November 2016
6:00 pm | Scores | Tanzquartier Wien | Vienna, Austria

Saturday 29th of October 2016
5:00 pm | Moving in November | Kiasma Theatre | Helsinki, Finland

Friday 28th of October 2016
6:00 pm | Moving in November | Kiasma Theatre | Helsinki, Finland

Monday 15th of August 2016
5:00 pm | Sziget Festival, Budapest

Saturday 16th of April 2016
5:00 pm | BIPOD 2016 | Theatre Béryte

cast and credits

Choreography Omar Rajeh Dance  Mitra Ziaee Kia & Mostafa Shabkhan ‘Tompak’ (Goblet Drum) Ali Taleie Costume Design  Reza Nadimi Lighting Design  Ali Koozeghar  Production  MaHa Team
With support from The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran and Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut
Photo credit Alborz Teymoorzadeh