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  • Night, a dance performance by Ali Chahrour
Night, a dance performance by Ali Chahrour
  • Masrah Al Madina
  • Jan 24 - Jan 27

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Night

A dance performance by Ali Chahrour

From the 24th until the 27th of January 2019  at Al Madina theatre, Beirut


 English

 

 

The Catastrophe is a Violent crisis during which the subject, experiencing the amorous situation as a definitive impasse, a trap from which he can never escape, sees himself doomed to total destruction.

 

Roland Barthes

A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments

 

Night is a dance concert whose approach and esthetics draw their inspiration from the dense archive of love and romance in classical Arabic poetry and from contemporary  stories of lovers and their cruel separation.

 

This work references stories from the cultural memory of the Levant and Mesopotamia among others, about the fate of lovers who challenged social and religious systems, and whose bodies were punished and sentenced to suffer the distance of separation as well as the hope of impossible reunions.

 

The performance records the vicissitudes of lovers and their resistance, leading up to the moment when they fall and fade away. The exhausted body succumbs, and with it falls every action and instrument/tools that the performers had carried throughout the show. The fall reveals the fragility of the lover/performer, and the frailty of all the methods and tools at his disposal. The stage becomes the battlefield after the battle, where the audience has just witnessed the death, or rather, the birth of its heroes.

 

 

 

 

Cast and credits

Directed and choreographed by: Ali Chahrour

Performed by: Hala Omran, Aya Metwalli, Simona Abdallah, Sharif Sehnaoui and Ali Chahrour.

Music by: Sharif Sehnaoui, Simona Abdallah and Aya Metwalli

Dramaturgy: Junaid Sarieddine

Text adaptation by: Hala Omran and Junaid Sarieddine.

Light design and technical director: Guillaume Tesson

Sound design: Khyam Allami

Costumes: Ahmed Amer

Stage manager and Assistant Director: Haera Slim

Production Manager: Christel Salem and Haera Slim

Graphic design and Communications: Be-kult

Poster and brochure photography: Gilbert Hage

Press relation: Rita Basil

Production: Ali Chahrour

Co-produced by: Zoukak theatre company, the Arab Arts Focus with the support of Stiftelsen, Studio Emad Eddin and Ford Foundation, Fonds de dotation du Quartz (Brest).

Co-commissioned by Fisher Center, Bard.

Supported by: Fabrik potsdam

Night was developed, in part, at the 2018 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in Morocco with continued support through it post-Lab Support Initiative.

Media partners: Al Akhbar Newspaper, l’orient le jour, The Daily Star, Magazine le mensuel, Light FM.

Sponsors: Mezyan, Onno, Otor Mantour, Riwaq, Faysal, Classic Sandwich, Palace of justice prints.

 

 

 

 

French (France)

 

 

 

La CATASTROPHE est une  Crise violente au cours de laquelle le sujet, éprouvant la situation amoureuse comme une impasse définitive, un piège dont il ne pourra jamais sortir, se voit voué à une destruction totale de lui-même. Fragments d’un discours amoureux.

Roland Barthes

Fragments d'un discours amoureux

 

« Leil » - de l’arabe nuit – est un concert de danse qui puise sa proposition et son esthétique de l’intensité de la poésie arabe abordant la passion et les lexiques de l’amour, des histoires d’amoureux et de la cruauté qui suit les séparations.

Le spectacle prend comme référence des histoires de la mémoire collective, provenant du Levant et de la Mésopotamie, et des histoires contemporaines autour des destins d’amants qui ont transgressé les systèmes sociaux et religieux, et dont le corps a été châtié, vivant entre la déchirure de la séparation et l’espoir de l’impossible rencontre. 

Le spectacle retrace les métamorphoses des amants, leurs résistances, leurs chutes et leurs disparations ; un moment où le corps épuisé s’écroule entrainant avec lui l’impossibilité d’action et l’abandon des outils utilisés jusque-là par les performers le long du spectacle. Dévoilant la vulnérabilité du performer amoureux, toute son originalité, cet écroulement transformera le plateau en un champ de l’après-bataille, une bataille dont le public a été le témoin de sa fin ou plutôt de la naissance de ses héros.

 

 

Crédits

 

Chorégraphie et mise en scène: Ali Chahrour

Performance: Hala Omran, Aya Metwalli, Simona Abdallah, Sharif Sehnaoui et Ali Chahrour

Music: Sharif Sehnaoui, Simona Abdallah et Aya Mitwalli

Adaptation de text: Hala Omran et Junaid Sarieddine

Dramaturgie: Junaid Sarieddine

Création lumière et direction technique : Guillaume Tesson

Son: Khyam Allami

Costume : Ahmed Amer

Directrice de plateau et assitante à la mise en scène: Haera Slim

Directrices de production: Christel Salem, Haera Slim

Graphic design et Communication: Be-kult

Photographie d’affiche et de brochure: Gilbert Hage

Production: Ali Chahrour

Responsable Presse: Rita Basil

Co-production: Company Zoukak, the Arab Arts Focus avec le support de Stiftelsen, Studio Emad Eddin et Ford Foundation, Fonds de dotation du Quartz Brest.

Co-commission par Fisher Center, Bard.

Support : Fabrik potsdam.

Leil a été développé en partie, au Sundance Institute Theatre Lab au Maroc et a bénéficié du soutien du Post-Lan Support Initiative.

Partenaire média: Al Akhbar, l’orient le jour, the Daily Star, Magazine le mensuel, Light FM.

Sponsors: Mezyan, Onno, Classic Sandwish, Otor Mantour, Faysal, Riwaq, Imprimerie Palais de justice.

 

 

 

 

عربي

ليل

عرض رقص لعلي شحرور

من 24 لغاية 27 كانون الثاني 2019 في مسرح المدينة

تباع البطاقات في مكتبة أنطوان

 

الكارثة هي أزمة عنيفة تشعر خلالها الذات بالموقف الغرامي كورطة نهائية ومأزق لا مخرج منه، ترى نفسها مرصودة حتماً  للإنهيار التام.

رولان بارت

شذرات من خطاب في العشق

 

ليل هو عرض رقص يستوحي طرحه وجمالياته من كثافة الشعر العربي في العشق ومعاني الحب، كما وقصص عشاق وقساوة ما لازمها من فراق.

يستند العمل في مراجعه على قصص من ذاكرة منطقة بلاد الشام وبلاد ما بين النهرين وأخرى معاصرة حول مصير عشاق خالفوا المنظومات الإجتماعية والدينية، فعوقبت أجسادهم وحكم عليها بالعيش بين نوى الفراق وأمل اللقاء المستحيل.

يسجّل العرض تقلّبات المحبين ومقاوماتهم وصولاً إلى لحظة السقوط والتلاشي، حيث يسقط الجسد المنهك ويسقط معه كل فعل وأداة حملها المؤدين على مدى زمن العرض. يكشف هذا السقوط هشاشة المؤدّي العاشق وكل أساليبه وأدواته حتى تتحوّل خشبة المسرح إلى ما يشبه ساحة ما بعد المعركة، تلك التي شهد الجمهور للتو نهاية، أو بالأحرى، ولادة أبطالها.

 

كوريغرافيا وإخراج: علي شحرور

أداء: حلا عمران، آية متولي، سيمونا عبدالله، شريف صحناوي، علي شحرور

موسيقى: شريف صحناوي، سيمونا عبدالله، آية متولي

إعداد النص: حلا عمران وجنيد سري الدين

دراماتورجيا: جنيد سري الدين

مدير تقني ومصمم الإضاءة: غيوم تيسون

تصميم صوت: خيام اللامي

أزياء: أحمد عامر

تصميم غرافيكي وتواصل: بي-كالت

تصوير فوتوغرافي للملصق والبروشور: جيلبير حاج

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