Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.

Conquest of the Garden

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 9:30 am Book
Fri, 19 Aug 2022 9:30 am Book
Sat, 20 Aug 2022 9:30 am Book


Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High Street
Nortchote VIC 3070


Full: $35
Concession: $25
Child 15 and under: $15

Groups of 6 or more: $20 each


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Conquest of the Garden is an interdisciplinary and experimental new dance work by Melbourne-based Choreographer Nebahat Erpolat.

The work takes inspiration from Forough Farrokhzad, a feminist poet whose work in 1950’s Iran was seen as highly transgressive as a result of its criticism of the position of women in Iranian society.

Nebahat Erpolat, Hellen Sky, Sahra Davoodi and Victoria Chiu perform in this intercultural and intergenerational work, exploring the central ideas from Farrokhzad’s poem, subscribing these onto the moving body, uncovering the transgressive power of poetry and dance to underpin connection across cultures.

Farrokhzad’s poetry presents urgent questions about women’s roles in our society and centers women’s subjective voices as architects of their own lived experience.

The melding of artistic forms through poetry, dance and sound enable experimentation with own voices, and a powerful reclamation of female identity to explore the multiplicities and complexities of Middle Eastern women’s identity.

Conquest of Garden is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and City of Darebin.

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