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. In 2015, Omar Rajeh was invited to Tehran to choreograph a piece for MaHa .
MaHa 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.
Choreographed by Omar Rajeh Performed by Mitra Ziaee Kia & Mostafa Shabkhan ‘Tompak’ (Goblet Drum) | Ali Taleie Costume Design Reza Nadimi Lighting Design Ali Koozeghar Production MaHa Team Photo credit: Alborz Teymoorzadeh - Mostafa Kazemi
A production of Omar Rajeh | Maqamat ( 2015) in collaboration with MaHa - With support from The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tehran and Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut