This Week’s Six Pillars – Choreophobia
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – ‘At Home in Gaza and London’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – ‘At Home in Gaza and London’

This week on Resonance104.4FM, a visit from Julian Maynard, one of the directors of Station House Opera’s ground-breaking new piece: At Home in Gaza and London at Battersea Arts Centre. Using live-streaming, recorded video and innovative projection, At Home in Gaza and London brings performers from Gaza and London together live, in one performative, yet … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Radio Omid Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Radio Omid Mix

B Since 2006 on Mypsace, we’ve been following the burgeoning career of Iranian producer and DJ, based in Long Beach, California, of Omid Walizadeh. To follow his previous contributions to Six Pillars, this week’s fantastic guest mix pays tribute to the Walizadeh family, Homa Sarshar, Hamid Nour, Hayadeh, Sasoon Hayrapetyan and the Mofid Family. Many … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford

This week: the Theatre Royal Stratford East and GOAT Music’s presentation of ‘Borderless’ -a vibrant and wide reaching festival designed to dissolve ideas of ‘other’ in the collective swell of music. For this iteration, we hear music from The Turbans, Anushka + XOA, Deep Throat Choir + Some Voices, Sola Akingbola’s Critical Mass and Horace … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
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Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

  This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, … Continue reading

This Week’s Show: Film Director Moncef Dhouib + Dancer Wael Maghni, JAOU Tunis
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This Week’s Show: Film Director Moncef Dhouib + Dancer Wael Maghni, JAOU Tunis

At JAOU Tunis, a symposium on Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict, we spoke to Moncef Dhouib, a renowned Tunisian film director, actor, screenwriter. The symposium took place at the Bardo Museum, Tunisia as it had done last year, despite horrific attacks on tourists earlier this year by militants. Dhouib is a veteran … Continue reading