Charly Bagdad

Charly Bagdad

2006, Solo, 20 Min

about the piece

A popular form of Iraqi pop music is called “Charly Bagdad”. These are ballads in which the singer often quite freely improvises across various songs. What he is saying is not as important as that the feeling is right and these songs are then also full of life and flowery imagery. For this piece we have chosen three such songs. These form the starting point for a small journey through Iraq as it once was and maybe no longer be for quite some time.



Choreography: Christoph Winkler | Dance: Florian Bilbao | Music: Irak Pop

Supported by Senate Department for Science, Research and Culture