Rested Community

Rested Community

Born out of a pandemic crisis, Choreo Dance Film Festival (CDFF) celebrates the diversity of Choreomundus students and alumni by bringing together dance films around the world. CDFF is dedicated to promoting Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and to bridge the gap between dance and film.


A place in the middle of an ever changing city, but frozen in time. We embodied the qualities of decomposing, reshaping, growing, shrinking. We let the stillness fill our bones and time to leave its traces. Starting this project with a few questions in our heads, we finished it with many more, and we aim to provoke some within our audiences. How can we, the overground walking community, relate to the underground resting community? How can we transform, encapsulate, and work with the traces, by means of movements? How can a whole narration get encapsulated under a stone? Searching for heritage, we made a journey into our bodies and travelled through time. Three foreigners, we reached to our ancestors and found them resting among buildings, few meters below our feet.

Directors – Amin Parvin, Lara Bakhssar, Aleksandar Isailovic

Amin Parvin (1993, Tehran), an Iranian musician and performing artist, started his music learning since the age of 6. Graduated in Puppet theatre at the Art university of Tehran (2016), he collaborated with various theatre groups under the pretext of director, actor, performer, and composer. Since 2014 he has been composing music for puppetry, children and young adult theatre and he has won several awards in this realm. From 2019 until 2021 he studied a joint master program in dance Anthropology where the focus of his research was on improvisation and collaboration in virtual space.