"Parade", © 2014 Shahryar Nashat




Shahryar Nashat

Premiere screening


Parade by visual artist Shahryar Nashat is a cinematic adaption from choreography by Adam Linder, which reinterprets a 1917 ballet by Jean Cocteau. This repeated adaption is based on the publicity “parade” of three variety performers in front of the theater; in order to survive, the artists have to constantly and successfully promote themselves. Nashat leverages the cameras agency so that it is on par with the virtuosity of the three performers. By means of frame, editing, and sound, he transforms the resonance of live choreography into an original cinematic occasion.


The film premieres on the occasion of Shahryar Nashat’s participation in the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Institut français Berlin.


Parade (2014)

Shahryar Nashat

Cinematography by Gaëtan Varone

Sound by Stéphane Brunclair

With Delphine Gaborit, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Adam Linder

Produced with the support of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and ARRI Berlin

Video, color, dolby digital, 40’


Premiere screening at Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo, Kantstraße 12a, 10623 Berlin

Free entrance, limited capacity; punctual arrival recommended



10th Berlin Biennale