Cie Herve Koubi (Algeria): What The Day Owes To The Night
(UK PREMIERE) – DANCE
A highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 Algerian male dancers that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance.
29 November 2015, 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Meher Awachri: Hamlet (based on the Arabic translation)
A physical theatre version of Hamlet. In an arts complex in one of the rough neighbourhoods of the Tunisian capital, four actors are rehearsing Hamlet. But why? What connection do they have with the issues raised by the play and with Hamlet himself? What pushes them to perform? Is there a need for their theatre?
22 – 25 November 2015, 7:30pm
Meher Awachri: Plastic
(UK PREMIERE) – DANCE/THEATRE
This international co-production by the award-winning Tunisian director Meher Awachri about the aspirations of young North Africans and exposing the human conflict between East and West.
28 November 2015, 7:30pm
Cie El-Ajouad: End/Ignified
(UK PREMIERE) – THEATRE
It was an act of self-immolation that started the Arab Spring. An extreme gesture of social protest that spread across the Maghreb region and even further. Director Kheireddine Lardjam commissioned Mustapha Benfodil, controversial writer and journalist of the Algerian daily newspaper El-Watan, to give a voice to these people.
29 November 2015, 6:00pm
Cie El-Ajouad: The World Sleeps in An Arab Woman
(UK PREMIERE) – PERFORMANCE
From Tunis to Benghazi, from Cairo to Sanaa, Arab women started the Arab independance before current events. Today, they are the first to be threatened by the wind of conservativism. They now need to begin a second struggle for a cultural, social and sexual revolution. At the heart of this is the birth of true democracy, with Arab women writers choosing the pen as their last weapon. In this piece, Kheirredine Lardjam helps us hear their cries.