Interdisciplinary Artist- MFA Candidate at Simon Fraser University
Pegah Tabassinejad is a freelance director and choreographer. She is interested in experimental performances, and is currently researching about the ‘presence’ in theater with focusing on Gilles Deleuze and Gilbert Simondon as she completes her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at Simon Fraser University. Pegah earned a BA in Stage Directing from the Art University in Tehran, and also studied contemporary dance and choreography in Paris. Fascinated by contemporary notions of theatre, Pegah believes that the boundaries between disparate forms of art are thin; they constantly interact, influence and impact each other. She is recently interested in creating more interdisciplinary projects. As a theatre artist, Pegah is heavily influenced by visual arts especially and is practicing to make her performances between these two disciplines. Influenced by this, she recently created a performance based on Ibsen's A Doll's House that was a four-hour durational piece that does and does not happen on the stage. It explored the gap between the virtual and the real, and investigated the absence within the two worlds.
Pegah has also created several dance and theatre performances, including Charisma, which has been performed in Iran, Netherlands at Dancing on the Edge Festival and Canada at Push Off.