Sahand Sahebdivani

Doube Bill | Silent flight & Night Travel

Ali Shafiee, Sahand Sahebdivani | STET - The English Theatre
The Hague Storytelling Festival
zo 27 nov - 14:00
zo 27 nov 2022
14:00
  • zo 27 nov 2022
    14:00
    This show features a Dutch sign language interpreter | Met Nederlandse gebarentolk
    Zaal 3, Den Haag
    De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A
    Geweest

An unrequited love, a sip of whiskey, undisturbed sleep, an unborn child, a warming hug, a bite of a fresh strawberry, the sun directly on your skin…. People long for a lot and have many unanswered desires! That is the wonderful theme of The STET Storytelling Festival. From 25 to 27 November, Zaal 3 will be under the spell of storytelling.

The Sunday afternoon features a double bill! A personal story by Mezrab co-founder and co-organizer of the festival Sahand Sahebdivani. And a sign language performance by Dutch-Iranian actor Ali Shafiee.

 

Silent Flight

In this highly visual performance, deaf actor Ali Shafiee takes you into his escape from Iran story. He left Tehran and walked across the border to Turkey, with forged papers, in the dark, searching for an unknown destination.

In 30 minutes, Ali tells about his unique journey in Dutch Sign Language.

The performance can also be followed in spoken Dutch and is therefore accessible to the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audience. English subtitles are provided as well.

Night Travel

Night Travel is Dutch-Iranian Sahand Sahebdivani’s personal story. He was only three years old when his mother woke him up and told him they had to flee Iran through the mountains. 

His adventures are combined with folk stories related to him by his father, the only heritage he could take from his home country.

Sahebdivani was Storyteller of the Year in 2014. Together with Raphael Rodan, an Israeli storyteller, he founded not only the Mezrab School of Storytelling but also the International School of Storytelling and Peace. Sahebdivani and Rodan won the Amsterdam Fringe God Award 2017 for their show My Father held a Gun.

 

This show features a Dutch sign language interpreter.

Bekijk ook

The Hague Storytelling Festival

An unrequited love, a sip of whiskey, undisturbed sleep, an unborn child, a warming hug, a bite of a fresh strawberry, the sun directly on your skin…. People long for a lot and have many unanswered desires! That is the wonderful theme of The STET Storytelling Festival. From 25 to 27 November, Zaal 3 will be under the spell of storytelling.

Credits

Silent Flight

Performers Ali Shafiee & Arthur Massoers (interpreter) | Directed by Steef Kersbergen | Project management Fonge Frieling