Time: December 10, 2011 at 8pm to December 17, 2011 at 8pm
Location: Dancing On the Edge, Holland
City/Town: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag
Event Type: contemporary, dance, performance
Organized By: Dancing On the Edge
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2011
Ali Chahrour was born in Beirut in 1989. He received a Theatre Diploma from The Lebanese University in
2010. He has participated in many workshops in
contemporary dance and theater. He is a graduate of Takween-Beirut Contemporary Dance School 2010 and is a member of the Takween Collective. He has been working with Maqamat Dance Theatre Company since 2008. He recently completed a residency with Sasha Waltz and Guests in Berlin in March 2011.
Emilie Thomas is French living in Lebanon. She is a
dancer, writer and researcher in comparative literature exploring the relationship with the body, the organic experience of the city and the routine violence in daily life. She worked with French choreographers Jean-Mars Matos, François Veyrune and Denis Plassard to name some of the few between 1999 and 2003. In 2010, she participated in Takween Beirut Contemporary Dance School. In 2011, she performed in “Mushrooms and Fig Leaves” by Omar Rajeh and participated to the Arab
Dance Platform in Beirut as a dancer in the performance “On the Lips, Snow” created by Ali Chahrour
I want to live in my freezer, with my memory and some of its remaining. I try to collect it, pack it, mummify it, but it imposes itself in the unsuitable time, digging its roots in a new gap.
The performance tackles the trilogy of body-memoryobject with respect to effect and effectiveness, rejection and attraction, leading to the creation of a new trilogy: body-mind-new body, a trilogy that highlights its own inherent rejection and neutrality.
choregraphy and direction Ali Chahrour performers: Emilie Thomas, Ali Chahrour duration 45 minutes scenography Ali Chahrour stage manager Umama Hamido special thanks: Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association, Khaled Msayteh, Ayat Chahrour produced by Maqamat DanceHouse