The work of Iraqi Bodies explores the link between movement and gesture, between dance and physical theater. The development of their artistic practice has been deeply influenced by the likes of Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski, Jacques Copeau and Tatsumi Hijikata while retaining a constant dialogue with thinkers, writers and poets such as Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Charles Baudelaire, Le Comte de Lautréamont, William Shakespeare, Henri Bergson, Krishnamurti and many others.
The poetics of awareness is an absolute given in their continued search for a radical scenic language.
Iraqi Bodies are based in Gothenburg, Sweden, led by Artistic Directors Anmar Taha and Josephine Gray.
Their work has been presented at:
Dansens Hus, Pustervik, Atalante, Inkonst,Teater Trixter, Stora Teatern, Göteborgs Stadsteater, GBG Mime Fest, SPIRA, Regionteater Väst, Göteborgs Dans -och Teater festival, Aerowaves, Kalamata Dance Festival, Dance Days Chania, BITEF, Costante Cambiamento Festival, Fadjr International Theatre Festival, Cairo Experimental Theatre Festival, Carthage Puppet Theatre Days, Carthage Theatre Festival, Tanztendenzen, BOZAR, Tunnelhuis Antwerpen, Monty Antwerpen, Nitra International Theatre Festival and more.
Iraqi Bodies are members of: