17 Oct 2018, 5pm
Hanane, a fifty-something year old Lebanese actress and citizen, exercises daily to avoid osteoporosis, obesity, and depression.
As she takes walks through both secluded and open spaces in Beirut, she revisits dreams, desires, hopes, disillusionments, characters and roles—most of which reveal themselves to be contemporary Medeas with whom she shares some commonalities.
The effects of this daily routine of jogging are contradictory. Her body is stimulated through exercise with two hormones, dopamine and adrenaline, both alternating between destruction and construction. Their natural cycles within Hanane—woman, wife and mother—echo that of her city, one that destroys to build and builds to destroy.
Winner of the Vertebra Prize for Best Actor at Summerhall/Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Co-produced by: Heinrich Bol Stiftung Middle East, Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon and British Council Lebanon
With the support of:
Arab Fund For Arts and Culture, Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Robert A. Matta Foundation
Arabic with English surtitles
Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
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- Rating: TBC
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Concept, Text and Performance – Hanane Hajj Ali
Born in Lebanon, Hanane Hajj Ali is an actress, author, researcher, and cultural activist; a prominent figure in the cultural and artistic scene in the Arab region. Her artistic career started in 1978 as a founding member of the Hakawati Theater (Lebanese Theatre of Storytellers) and she has performed in prestigious theatres and festivals, completing several regional and international tours.
Director and Scenography Designer – Eric Deniaud
Eric Deniaud graduated from the National University in the Arts of Puppetry in Charleville-Mézières. He is the Director of French puppet company ExtraMuros and also a Co-Founder of Collective Kahraba in Lebanon. For the past ten years, Eric has been working as an actor, set designer, and director in various international projects, including the National Puppet Theatre of Vietnam and Le Conservatoire National Supérieur d’art Dramatique. Since 2011, he is also the co-director of Nehna wel Amar Jiran, a multidisciplinary festival in Beirut, and has been working as a puppeteer and actor with S’appelle Reviens since 2015. Recently, he directed Collective Kahraba’s Landscape of our Tears that toured France and Lebanon in 2016.
Dramaturg – Abdullah El Kafri
Abdullah is a playwright, cultural activist and a founding member and Executive Manager of Ettijahat-Independent Culture. His text Damascus—Aleppo was awarded first place in the 19th Mohammad Teymour Competition for Theatrical Creativity, which was also shortlisted as a finalist in the BBC Competition for Best Translated Work in 2008. A regular participant at conferences and forums on culture and art, he has collaborated with art organisations such as LIFT (UK), the Lark (USA), and the Royal Court (UK), and was the co-organiser for Miniatures: A Month for Syria (2013) and Agora: Platform for Theatre Labs (2014) in Beirut. Abdullah is currently a PhD Student at Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.