BY RABIH MROUÉ, FEAT. RABIH MROUÉ AND LINA MAJDALANIE, IN ARABIC AND ENGLISH WITH GERMAN/ENGLISH SURTITLES
In his new theatrical work So Little Time, Rabih Mroué explores the myths, self-portrayals and images of martyrs. What happens to a person who re-encounters their images as a larger-than-life myth? And what remains of them when their story is overwritten by political propaganda? This performance is a attempt to investigate the relationship between person identity and public memorial in times of war and post-war. Lebanese artist, Rabih Mroué - actor and playwright and visual artists – is known for his subtle deconstruction of images. In his work, they become narratives of contradictions. He reveals them to the audience layer by layer, creating moving reflections of our world the blur the lines between fiction and documentary, between imagination and manipulation. For So Little Time, he collaborates again with his long time partner Lina Majdalanie, with whom he developed their theatrical concepts and worked together with for numerous projects like 33 RPM And A Few Seconds (2012), Photo-Romance (2009) and Biokhraphia (2002)… among others.
Written and directed by Rabih Mroué Performed by Lina Majdalanie Collaborative writers Yousef Bazzi and Lina Majdalanie Set designer Samar Maakaroun Graphics and assistant Director Abraham Zeitoun Research assistant Andrea Geissler English translation Ziad Nawfal and Joumana Seikaly German translation Karen Witthuhn, Surtitles: Yvonne Griesel French translation Nada Ghosn Music Kari’atal-funjan - Abdel Halim Hafez (composed by: Mouhamad Al Mouji, Lyrics: Nizar Qabbani) Co-production of Théâtre de la Bastille, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Wiesbaden Biennale and HAU Hebbel Am Ufer. Thanks to
Rim Al-Jundi, Christine Tohme, Ziena Khoury and Ashkal Alwan, Fadi Abdallah, Fadi Bardawil, Tony Chakar, Manal Khader, Paul Khodr, Hazem Saghieh, Maria Magdalena Ludewig, Martin Hammer, Souad Fahour (Mom), Fatema Bazzi.
A production by Rabih Mroué in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Wiesbaden Biennale, Festival
d’Automne à Paris and Theatre de la Bastille.
Sponsored by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
Duration: around 60 min.
Language: Arabic with English and German subtitles
Part of Image War Machine – “Werkschau” Rabih Mroué / February 09 – 15, 2017
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