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Mohammad Abassi

Mohamad Abbasi (1977) is an actor, dancer, choreographer, theater director, and filmmaker. He studied theater at Teheran University and worked with the Mehr Group as an actor. His piece Recall Your Birthday was shown at the Fadjr  Festival, and his first dance video I Am My Mother won international prizes and was shown at a number of festivals, including Dancing on the Edge. From 2008-2010 he studied at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France. Upon his return to Iran, he began to organize underground workshops in contemporary dance and initiated both the Invisible Center of Contemporary Dance and the underground UNTIMELY Solo Dance Festival.

In 2013 he was invited as an artist in residence to The Netherlands to re-create Recall your Birthday. He worked on this together with the original cast members Ali Moini and Ehsan Hemat, for the evening So You Think You Can Dance in Iran, coproduced by Movies that Matter, Korzo, and  Dancing on the Edge.