Ketu

Ketu dance project was designing a dance on Thrash Metal music (Gray River band, Beneath the Anger album) and entrusting the body to four natural elements (wind, water, dust and fire). Ketu project is to visualize protestant rhythm of metal music in the form of slow movements of dancers.

  • Anderia Noshad
    Director
  • Anderia Noshad
    Writer
  • Elahe Noormohamadian
    Key Cast
  • Shima Jafarzadeh
    Key Cast
  • Maryam Shojaaee
    Key Cast
  • Sarina Shad
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Anderia Noshad

Born on 18.Dec.1985 in Tehran, Iran.
B.A in Directing Theatre from Art University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
M.A. in Directing Theatre from Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran.

Works:

1- Actress in "The Wind Shakes the Glass", Molavi Theatre, Tehran. 2007.
2- Director of "Imagine so I become your Vision", Children's Medical Center, Tehran, 2013.
3- Director of "Windy Imagination of a Dream" performance, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, 2013.
4- Director of "Un-rolled-back Time" performance, "30 Performances, 30 Artists, 30 Days Festival" in East Gallery, Tehran, 2014.
5- Director Assistant of "The Cherry Orchard (Dir. by Atila Pesyani)", Chaharsoo Teatr-e-Shahr, Tehran, 2015.
6- Director of "Fleshless Body" Documentary, CHMC, Tehran, 2015.
7- Dance Designer in "Deads are Asleep", Iran International Festival University Theatre, 2015.

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Director Statement

Ketu dance design was formed based on a track entitled "Ketu" by an Iranian metal band named Gray River. Ketu relates to an Indian astrology legend in which a god cuts off the head of a demon simultaneously as it reaches the elixir of life, so it becomes immortal but with severed-head; the severed-head part is called Rahu and the remaining headless body is named Rahu. They say if a person at the time of his/her birth time is under the influence of the Ketu, he/she is inescapably under the incidients ruled by ketu's spell in his/her life-span. According to this background in my mind, and the way Ketu music inspired my body, and with attention to Iranian old belief that 4 natural elements (wind, dust, fire and water) was considered sacred, I decided to design a dance to
visualize the subjective struggle between 4 natural elements (forming a square) and Ketu's legend being credited with its destructive powers. In addition to square form, I used a circle form resembling the inescapablity and planet orbits.
In the process of dance design, the traditional Iranian zoroastrian dance which consists of the dance of water, fire and dust, was used when dancers meet such elements and the wind (storm) element shows itself in the stormy and rotational acts. I used Bharatanatyam dance for one of my performs in order to combine Indian and Iranian culture in the same act.
Needless to say, we all are theatre students and are not professional dancers; yet we're eager to dance and become more expert in it. Ketu dance group can be considered researchers rather than professionals in the dance field. We are eager to learn and improve.