18 maart 19.30u – Poetic commemoration of Iranian New Year / Nowruz

Rebirth of the feminine voice

Commemorate Nowruz / the Iranian New Year with us. Enjoy poetry, dance, music and Iranian food in our lovely theatre.

The evening will be dedicated to the feminist Iranian poet Forough Farroukhzad. In a collaboration with the artist Laura De Gaspari and her choreography performance, we will recite Forough’s poetry to rejoice in women’s rights. Laura will be musically accompanied by musical artist Sattar Al-Saadi. With the situation in Iran at the moment, we cannot speak of celebrating Nowruz, but with Forough Farroukhzad in our hearts and her motto “ Only the voice remains”, we adhere to empowering women through arts and salute the spring.

Forough Farroukhzad
Forough Farrouzad (1934-1967) is one of the frontiers of feminist poetry in Iran. She was the first Persian female poet who wrote candidly about womanhood, sexuality and sensuality. It is even prohibited to visit her grave, her grave is fenced and chained. And so tonight we are her voice because as she put it “It Is Only The Voice That Remains”.