Tidal Wave

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“Safety is not the absence of threat. It is the presence of connection.”

Dr. Gabor Maté
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Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn?

Tidal Wave is a movement performance exposing the physical traces of trauma.

In this duet, makers Roshanak Morrowatian and Charles Pas share their scars without hesitation. Taken by a tidal wave of survival mechanisms, they search for the limits of their play. What's left after the wave breaks?

This creates a quest in which the unmentionable is made tangible in a sharp, choreographic language, where distress can be a soothing element and where emotion can be found in the grimmest of scenes.

Our traumas are different and beyond our control, but is it possible to see them as a fragile force afterwards? Can my pain also be your pain?

The performance was planned to premiere on December 8 & 9, 2023 in Theater Bellevue, but was canceled due to an injury.


Concept, choreography and performance: Roshanak Morrowatian and Charles Pas
Composition: Rint Mennes
Light design: Finn Borath
Dramaturgy: Wessel Padberg
Final director: Hidde Aans-Verkade
Artistic coaching: Hildegard Draaijer and Jellie Schippers
Photography: Afagh Morrowatian

Production: Studio FCP and Rover
Co-production: Feikes Huis, ICK Dans Amsterdam/Artist Space and deSingel
Made possible with the help of: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Provincie Limburg