Ehsan Hemat / Moussem

A in the role of B when C didn’t make it

By entering the hidden network of relations woven between its four performers A in the role of B when C didn’t make it bids to make visible historical and professional implications of these connections but instead finds a deep, built-up disconnection. Traversing the historical landscape of Iranian theatre, four men, a dancer, an actor, a writer and a director share a precarious stage presence that somehow holds together despite all disconnections.

Ehsan Hemat, born in Shiraz and based in Brussels, has come up with a concept in which various generations meet on stage. He invites amongst others his own uncle Asghar: a classically trained Iranian actor who, as a septuagenarian, represents a very different zeitgeist to his young cousin who lives and works in Belgium. The production becomes a mirror of time – of evolution versus tradition in the arts, but also in life in general.

by / with

production: Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre
co-production: KVS, C-Takt, NTGent
developed with the support of laGeste

concept & direction: Ehsan Hemat
in collaboration with Keyvan Sarreshteh en Ali Asghar Dashti

performance: Asghar Hemmat, Ehsan Hemat, Ali Asghar Dashti, Keyvan Sarreshteh.

video: Julie De Clercq

light design: Marco Bertozzi

sound: Roeland Luyten

Images: Michiel Devijver

By entering the hidden network of relations woven between its four performers A in the role of B when C didn’t make it bids to make visible historical and professional implications of these connections but instead finds a deep, built-up disconnection. Traversing the historical landscape of Iranian theatre, four men, a dancer, an actor, a writer and a director share a precarious stage presence that somehow holds together despite all disconnections.

Ehsan Hemat, born in Shiraz and based in Brussels, has come up with a concept in which various generations meet on stage. He invites amongst others his own uncle Asghar: a classically trained Iranian actor who, as a septuagenarian, represents a very different zeitgeist to his young cousin who lives and works in Belgium. The production becomes a mirror of time – of evolution versus tradition in the arts, but also in life in general.

performance / a moussem production