“So warmhearted that it is impossible not to enjoy.”
“A spirited antidote to hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric.”
"It’s hard to describe this show, you just need to go and experience it!"
Spoken word meets dance, live music meets clowning. An intimate spectacle of identity, where being British, Iranian, and a Hip-Hop head collide.
From Bristol to the Tehran marathon and back again, Bobak invites us to join him on a journey to accept his own heritage, against a media culture which holds fast to the idea that the Middle East is a frightening and dangerous place.
A joyful evening of dance theatre, it's through meeting a series of weird and wonderful characters from across the world that Bobak is finally able to truly know himself.
Thu 26 October 2023
Cast and Creative team
Performance, Text, Concept: Bobak Champion
Dramaturges & Critical Friends: Lizi Patch, James Fogerty
Creative Director: Matt Mulligan
Creative Producer: Hadi Hedayati, Spin Arts
Consultant Producer: Sarah Shead, Spin Arts
Clown Consultant: Holly Stoppit
Lighting Design: Alan Dawson
Artwork & Design: Afi Walker Design
Photography: Edward Khan
Audio Description Consultant: Benjamin Wilson
Bobak graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2004 and has worked as a dance artist ever since, mostly co-creating, performing and choreographing other people’s projects and visions. Running in parallel, he has enjoyed trips to Iran, where his mother was born, and has been overwhelmed by the people’s warmth and hospitality – not just his family but people he met on the street or through travel and dance.
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