Jogging – Theatre in progress

JOGGING – (Theatre in progress) by Hanane Hajj Ali

Hanane, a fifty-something year old Lebanese actress and citizen, exercises daily to avoid osteoporosis, obesity and depression. She takes walks in her secluded, personal space, and in the open space of Beirut. Along the way she revisits dreams, desires, hopes, disillusions, characters, and roles – mostly several Medeas with whom she shares some commonalities.

The effects of this daily routine are contradictory. As a matter of fact, two hormones are stimulated in her body, Dopamine and Adrenalin that are alternatively destructive and constructive, amidst a 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, becoming an « unveiled » performer on stage, where personas progressively parade to fit together like Russian dolls.

In collaboration with Heinrich Boell Foundation - Middle East Office.

Concept, text, staging, and performance: Hanane Hajj Ali 
Artistic direction and scenography: Eric Deniaud 
Dramaturgy : Abdullah al Kafri
Light designer : Rayyan 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/ sous titrage: Ghina Hachicho- Dina Kobrosly- Marielise Aad
Photographer: Marwan Tahtah

Collaboration to work in progress JOGGING Lab
Sound: Wael Kodeih
Video: Yacine Sebti
Graphics & animation: David Habchi

Support and co-production:
JOGGING is supported by AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture), Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Middle East Office
SHAMS Association, Collectif Kahraba, Al Mawred Athaqafy (Cultural Ressource), Moussem (BE), Zoukak/ Focus Liban 2016, Artas Foundation, l’Institut Français au Liban, The British Council, Vatech, Khalil Wardé Sal, STATION

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French subtitles on the 28th of October
English subtitles on the 29th of October