How the persian carpet moves you? with Bita Bell
How the persian carpet moves you? : a historical, cultural, political, and artistic look into the Persian carpet as an entry to investigate home-made movements and to explore improvisatory and choreographic patterns through researching this globalized object. Keywords include: Ancestral knowledge, ethnic diversity, orientalism, dailyness, movement patterns, object inquiry.
Bita Bell is an international artist-activist from Iran, working in contemporary dance performance, music, and film. She recently relocated from New York City, where she was working at New York Live Arts, teaching at Gibney Dance, performed a solo at Brooklyn Arts Exchange BAX and a duet at Movement Research, to Vienna for Phd in Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. She received her MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University where she choreographed as well as composed the music for a solo dance performance titled Dam Noosh, which was presented multiple times in Columbus, Ohio and another iteration titled Dam premiered in Rokiskis, Lithuania and later in Vienna. She became a member of the Pussy Riot band as choreographer and dancer in 2019 and was about to join their 2020 USA Tour that was canceled due to the pandemic.
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Image Description: Bita, an Iranian-born woman, is crouched on all fours on top of a large rectangular red multi-patterned persian rug laid over a wooden floor. Her gaze is directed down towards her hands splayed on the carpet. She has dark brown, short curly hair and wears a light pink pantsuit. End Description.
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