Statement of Jury (PUF festival 2016) about Ka-f-ka by Mehdi FARAJPOUR:
Honours to Mehdi Farajpour for the performance Ka-f-ka produced by the Oriantheatre Dance Company from Paris. Ka-f-ka from Mehdi Farajpour cannot fit into Cloud, Drop nor Wind, as this performance is simply everything – and is thus outside of the competition. With seeing this performance for the first time it becomes clear why the soul has the need to return to the body, which is this case more honest than words. This is – art.
Premier / Première: 2016 – Duration / Durée: 50 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary choreographic performance – Concept, Direction, Choreography and performance / Conception, mise en scéne, Chorégraphie & interpretation: Mehdi Farajpour – Music / Musique: Arnaud ROLLAT – Video / Vidéo : Stepahne Bordonaro (based on original concepts of Mehdi Farajpour) – Technical Director / Directeur technique: Arnaud Rollat.
Produced by : ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company – Supported by Centre national de la danse (mise à disposition de salle).
Ka-f-ka is a free interpretation by Mehdi Farajpour, from Franz Kafka’s univers in general and his Metamorphosis in partuciular. Likewise FARAJPOUR’s other performances, Ka-f-ka is built on an interdisciplinary (and not multidisciplinary) structure, that means, walking in between (or on the borders of) different disciplines instead of mixing them just for the sake of it.
Ka-f-ka is the story of everyone and no one. A man, lost in the rourtine of his life, awakes to discover that he is transformed into another being. He suffers from isolation, hunger and pain but yet keeps running all through his social-individuale obligations.