A-Alavi Shows

A-Alavi Shows are interactive, flexible, semi-improvised storytelling performances, which combine different elements from performance, story-telling and music. 


Each show is designed as a unique experience with respect to the location, audience and often involves guest performers.

Each year we choose a theme that we explore through stories, sound and visual. In 2022 the theme is UTOPIA.


"All stories are true, and if they are not, they are not stories." We do have a weakness for stories about stories though and we like to play with and to stories.

And we like to involve our audiences in being part of the process as well. For whose stories are they anyways?



We perform open-structured storytelling shows (with or without music) at bars, venues, festivals and private gatherings. See the list of our stories here.

We often work with artists from different backgrounds.


A-Alavi likes to introduce events and he is ready to welcome your guests, set the mood and make everyone feel as part of the game. We are moderating the weekly jam-sessions by Jazz Kollektiv Basel and the especial events by Ensemble Phoenix.


We also plan and organize work-shops, concerts and other events. So if you need help to organize your event, write us.

We have been accused of

"Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Gil Scott-Heron met some other crazy people once and they began to get funky."

"Meta-stories as they were not told before."

"The best shows I have seen in a long time - including my own shows."

"I had no idea boredom could be so exciting. I lost the track of time."


Come to our shows or book us for an unforgettable experience.  

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