Bound Bind

In Process…

Are we fundamentally different than one another? Is there anything that links us all? Are we able to completely pull away from each other, without ever leaving a trace of a connection? Who is leading and who is following? Do we notice how our actions affect others, for better or worse? Do we realize our responsibilities in caring for each others’ weight?

Choreographers: Bita Bell and Shirin Farshbaf
Performers: Sofie Douda (instead of Bita Bell), Shirin Farshbaf
Animation Collaborator: Shadab Shayegan
Music composed by Michael Wall, edited by Bita Bell

Wien, Austria

Stadttheater Gmunden
Gmunden, Austria 


Inspired from:

بنی‌آدم اعضای یک پیکرند

banī ādam a’zā-ye yekdīgar-and

The children of humans are limbs of each other 

که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند

ke dar āfarīn-aš ze yek gowhar-and

Having been created of one essence.

چو عضوى به‌درد آورَد روزگار

čo ‘ozvī be dard āvarad rūzgār

When the conditions of the time afflicts one limb

دگر عضوها را نمانَد قرار

degar ‘ozvhā-rā na-mānad qarār

The other limbs cannot remain at rest. 

تو کز محنت دیگران بی‌غمی

to k-az mehnat-ē dīgarān bīqam-ī

If thou hast no sympathy for the troubles of others 

نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

na-šāyad ke nām-at nahand ādamī

Thou art unworthy to be called a human being 



By Saadi Shirazi