Hooman Sharifi (NO)

The Dead Live On In Our Dreams
| Friday 11 February
At 18:00 – 19:00
Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth

There appears to be just as many realities as people. No one has the right to tell anyone what is right and what is wrong. Everyone is entitled to their own understanding of reality. The distance between us has become steadily wider, yet the world has become smaller. There are more and more of us, which means that we have less space and fewer resources to share. So we have to get closer to each other, we have to coexist. To create situations in which we as fellow citizens actively choose to engage in dialogue with each other. Impure Company wants to provide a space where we can share and try out different realities.

Artist / Company Bio

Hooman Sharifi is born and raised in Iran and is now a Norwegian Citizen. He arrived in Norway solitarily in 1989 at the age of 15. His experience in dance started with hip hop and street dance. He graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in choreography, in 2000. The same year he established his own company, Impure Company, which specifically works with making visible social commitment, engagement and politics in art. From 2014 till 2018, Sharifi was the artistic director of Carte Blanche, where he produced work like Birthmark, We Are Here Together and Jerada. His own works include Shadows Remain Silent and While They Are Floating.


  • Choreography, light and dance

    Hooman Sharifi
  • Composition and Musicians

    Arash Moradi on Tanbor
  • Producer

    Rikke Baewert
  • Light Technician

    Martin Myrvold
  • Sound Technician

    Terje Wessel Øverland and Nikolai Høgset
  • Produced by

    An impure company production

    Co-production with Montpellier Dance and DansensHus, Oslo
  • Duration (minutes)

    60 minutes