Nastaran Razawi Khorasani

© Jochem Jurgens
© Jochem Jurgens


Nastaran Razawi Khorasani (Iran, 1987) graduated as a performer and theater maker at the Toneelacademie Maastricht. She co-founded makersduo Kobe, together with Davy Pieters, focusing on performances for dance festivals, clubs and galleries. Next to that, she performed and created work at various Dutch theater companies. She was awarded the Gouden Krekel at the Dutch theatre Festival in 2014, the BNG Bank Theater Prize in 2020 and was nominated for the Dutch Dance Festival Awards 2020 for her work as a choreographer.

In her visually and physically oriented work, she explores fascinations about universal human behaviour across cultures. Her themes are currently becoming more specific and politically outspoken. In doing so, she feels the responsibility to give a voice to people who are not in the position to express themselves.

At workspacebrussels, Nastaran researches her two latest projects: Songs for no one – duets with children’s voices in Iran's Islamic dictatorship – and House of Strength – a performance about oppression and liberation, based on the ancient ritual sport Zurkhaneh.