genre | Urban Dance Spoken Word Theatre
Sheyda Darab’s latest dance theatre solo ‘Treasuries of Mysteries’ taps into the wealth that is
in our deepest depths. From the treasures we keep hidden, to treasures we show and the
treasures we see in others.
Flying Solo Winner Sheyda earned her stripes in the dance world as a dancer at among others
Danstheater Aya, Scapino Ballet, Nike and Juste Deboute – as well as maker for Dansmakers, Korzo, Theater of Jungen Welt and X Pats Casablanca. She choreographed for the Amsterdam Fashion Week Mercedes-Benz and teaches locally and abroad – from Belgium to China at Lucia Marthas, Codarts and the Amsterdam Academy of the Arts among others.
In ‘Treasuries of Mysteries’ she invites us to a contrasting quest for the treasures in image stills, slow
motion, storytelling, music and explosive dance – leading up to a new movement language in which
various street and club styles like Hip Hop, Krump, House, Waacking and elements of Popping, Sabar and Butoh become one.
Sheyda – ‘I dance from my inner being like a poet to make viewers think from this ‘intrinsic flow’. This enables me to translate the same message in a quick ‘battle run’ as well as a longer dance theatre play.