About Tanin Torabi طنین ترابی
Tanin Torabi (طنین ترابی) is a contemporary dance artist and curator based in Iran and Ireland. She works in the realm of performance, choreography, and film, and enjoys exploring the connection between the three. Torabi holds an MA in Contemporary Dance from the University of Limerick with first class honors and a BA in Sociology (Hons).
Torabi’s dance films have screened in more than a hundred dance film and film festivals worldwide and have received numerous awards in categories like “Creative Vision Award”, “Best Artist Film”, “Best Short Film”, “Best Inspirational Film”, “Best Inspiring Woman in a Film”, “Best Experimental Film”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Documentary”, to name a few. In 2019, Tanin Torabi was assigned as a Jury Member of Jacksonville Dance Film Festival alongside other world-known artists.
Tanin’s works have been described as rebellious, creative, inspiring, unbearably elegant and affecting, emblematic and poignant, empowering to women, and with clarity and an exceptional ambition that is layered with a complexity of personal and cultural nuance, by festival directors. She also works as a music video director and producer for international singers. Her music videos hold a sense of movement and flow as well as beauty and wonder.
Torabi’s most recent works are The Dérive, Invisible Point, Ruby, Beyond the Frames and Immensity mainly collaborated with artists Milad Sanaei, Anis Eshraqi, Andrew Roberts, Dylan O’Neill, and composer Faran Fahimi.
Alongside her filmmaking, Tanin has choreographed a number of solo performances that have been performed in Irish World Academy lunchtime concerts, Elemental Arts Festival, What Next Dance Festival, Limerick Fringe, Culture Night Limerick, ICCD (Invisible Center for Contemporary Dance) to name a few.
Tanin has also danced in ensemble pieces by choreographers: John Scott (IRE), Helen Cathala (FR), Maurine Fleming(US), Charlie Morrissey (UK) and had some collaborations with Alexander-Jazmin Dance company, Mary Nunan, Mary Wycherley, and Catherine Young Dance during her stay in Ireland.