The Heinrich Böll Stiftung cordially invites you to the launching of
The Third Circle
by Nancy Naous and Wael Koudaih
June 5, 2015 at the Sunflower Theatre, Beirut
Doors open at 8PM / Performance starts at 9PM, and lasts 50 minutes.
What direction would art take if it were subject to Islamic law? How would music and dance find their expression if they were made according to the tenets of the Sharia? These were the principal preoccupations in the research carried out by Lebanese artists Nancy Naous (choreographer) and Wael Koudaih (composer), which led to their new production
The Third Circle is an installation and a performance, based on interviews made in Lebanon with several Muslim scholars, religious leaders and experts in Islamic law. After showing them a video of extracts of a dance performance, the duo questioned them on how this piece might be created so as to conform to Islamic law. The intention was to find out, with regard to both the dance and the music, what would be authorized by the Sharia
Concept: Nancy Naous and Wael Koudaih
Music: Wael Koudaih
Choreography: Nancy Naous
Performers: Dalia Naous and Nancy Naous (replacement: Hanane El Dirani)
Lighting: Alexandre Vincent
Costumes: Jorg Todtenbier
Thanks to Rawan Kashmar, Diala Kashmar, Hanan Haj Ali, Sawsan Awwad, Yasmine Dabbous and all those who have contributed to the making of this project.
With the support of CND
In cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Middle East Office Beirut –
This production was made possible through Culture Ressource's Production awards programme .
Co-produced by MuCEM, Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée.
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