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Date(s) - 22/08/2017
11:50 am - 12:50 pm

Demonstration Room at SummerHall


Hanane Hajj Ali, a 50-something Lebanese performer, jogs every day to avoid osteoporosis, obesity and depression.  Her route takes her through her own personal space and the public spaces of Beirut, revisiting roles, characters, desires, aspirations and disappointments along the way. The exercise brings her body a rush of adrenaline and dopamine; alternating destructive and constructive effects, mirroring an ever-changing city that destroys to build and builds to destroy.  Alone on a bare stage, Hanane – woman, wife and mother – lifts the veil on her identity.

Concept, text and performance: Hanane Hajj Ali
Art direction and scenography: Eric Deniaud
Dramaturgy: Abdallah AlKafri
Light designer: Sarmad Louis- Rayan Nihawi
Technical director: Karam Abou Ayache
Costumes: KALABSHA, Louloua Abdel Baki.
Graphic design: Danielle Kattar
Coordination: Marielise Aad
English translation: Hassan Abdulrazzak
French translation: Praline Gay Para
Subtitles: Dina Kobrosli- Ghina Hachicho
Photographer: Marwan Tahtah
Videast: Shadi Jaber- Rashad Taha

Co-production and Support:


SHAMS Association, Collectif Kahraba, Al Mawred Athaqafy (Cultural Ressource), Moussem (BE), Zoukak / Focus Liban 2016, Artas Foundation, l’Institut Français au Liban, Vatech, Khalil Wardé SAL.

“The piece lurches knowingly from sacred to profane and – more importantly – from the sublime to the banal and the mortal imponderables that wander between them.”

The Daily Star, Lebanon

Tickets :
Full Price: £12.00 - Concession: £10.00
Show Language:
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