• info
  • credits
  • speellijst
  • beelden
  • video
  • pers
Geen speeldata
Voorstellingsdata in het verleden weergeven
Geen speeldata
We 7 Apr 2010
19.00
PREMIÈRE with English surtitles
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
Th 8 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
Fr 9 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
Sa 10 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
Su 11 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Bergen
BIT Teatergarasjen

+47 815 33133
website
We 14 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Th 15 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Fr 16 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Sa 17 Apr 2010
19.00
with English surtitles
Oslo
Black Box Teater

+47 815 11500
website
Th 22 Apr 2010
20.30
with Dutch and French surtitles
Brussels
Kaaitheater

+32 2 2015959
website
Fr 23 Apr 2010
20.30
with Dutch and French surtitles
Brussels
Kaaitheater

+32 2 2015959
website
Sa 24 Apr 2010
20.30
with Dutch and French surtitles
Brussels
Kaaitheater

+32 2 2015959
website
Tu 2 Nov 2010
21.00
French premiere
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
We 3 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Th 4 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Fr 5 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Sa 6 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Mo 8 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Th 11 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Fr 12 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Sa 13 Nov 2010
17.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Sa 13 Nov 2010
21.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
Su 14 Nov 2010
17.00
Paris
Théâtre de la Bastille / Festival d'Automne

+33 1 43574214
website
We 17 Nov 2010 Dunkirk
Le Bateau Feu

+33 3 28514040
website
Th 18 Nov 2010 Dunkirk
Le Bateau Feu

+33 3 28514040
website
Fr 19 Nov 2010 Dunkirk
Le Bateau Feu

+33 3 28514040
website
Tu 23 Nov 2010
20.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
We 24 Nov 2010
20.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Th 25 Nov 2010
20.00
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Fr 26 Nov 2010
20.30
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Sa 27 Nov 2010
20.30
Toulouse
Théâtre Garonne

+33 5 62485477
website
Th 2 Dec 2010
19.30
meeting with the company
Lyon
Le Point du Jour

+33 4 78150180
website
Fr 3 Dec 2010
20.30
Lyon
Le Point du Jour

+33 4 78150180
website
We 8 Dec 2010 Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Th 9 Dec 2010 Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Fr 10 Dec 2010 Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Sa 11 Dec 2010 Lisbon
Teatro Maria Matos

00351 218 438 801
website
Th 16 Dec 2010
20.30
Antwerp
Monty

+32 3 2389181
website
Fr 17 Dec 2010
20.30
Antwerp
Monty

+32 3 2389181
website
Sa 18 Dec 2010
20.30
Antwerp
Monty

+32 3 2389181
website

Hide past dates

The starting point of the tangible is, on the one hand, the Fertile Crescent * with Palestine as its epicentre, and on the other hand the people who create this performance and their various realities.

There is visual material by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Yazan Khalili, two artists from Ramallah.
There is music by Sublime Frequencies, György Ligeti...
There are texts by John Berger, Etel Adnan, Mourid Barghouti, Mahmoud Darwish and Samih al-Qasim.
There are three dancers: Tale Dolven from Stavanger, Liz Kinoshita from Toronto and Federica Porello from Genoa.
There are four actors: Eve-Chems de Brouwer from Paris, Boutaïna Elfekkak from Paris, Mokhallad Rasem from Rabat and Frank Vercruyssen from Antwerp. **

This performance is perhaps a declaration of love to the wounded, downtrodden and abused cradle of civilization, which invariably rises again from the ashes, a reflection that goes beyond opinions, an abstract and personal testimony about people rather than about parties, about loss and injustice and their antonyms rather than about points of view.
Or perhaps it is simply a balancing act, a search for a way to speak about the Middle East without resorting to a simplistic, patronizing or neo-orientalistic attitude.

* The ‘Fertile Crescent’ or ‘Al Hilal Al Khaseeb’ is a waxing moon-shaped area, also called 'The cradle of civilization', which once encompassed the Orient, Old Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Today the area roughly corresponds to modern Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and parts of Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, south-eastern Turkey and south-western Iran.

** The performance was created in April 2010 with Eid Aziz from Nablus and Rojina Rahmoon from Damascus, both students at the theatre school in Damascus. Due to insurmountable problems with the school direction we had to replace these two actors for the tour in November and December 2010.

The next day I accompanied him to the ruin.  There were several epicentres where everything had been reduced to dust, surrounded by tiny fragments.  Except for pipes and wires no recognisable objects remained.  Everything which had been assembled during a lifetime had gone without trace, had lost its name.  An amnesia not of the mind but of the tangible.
(a quote from the book From A to X by John Berger)

music by Aswatt, Munir Bachir, Béla Bartók, Brahim El Belkani, Céline Bernard, The Bug, The Bug, Johnny Cash, Tom Chant, John Coltrane, Thierry De Mey, Said Fafy, Morton Feldman, Jimmy Garrison, Franz Hautzinger, Mahjoub Jaffer, Elvin Jones, Mazen Kerbaj, Abbes Larfaoui, György Ligeti, Said Oughassal, Max Roach, Scuba, Nasseer Shamma, Sublime Frequencies, Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, Cassandra Wilson, Raed Yassin

thanks to Abbas Beydoun, Tony Chakar, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, An D’Huys, Oussama Ghanam, Ramzy Haidar, Tarek Halaby, Cynthia Loemij, Lisa Risum Olsen, Chrysa Parkinson, Sara Sehnaoui, Hans J. Skogen, Christine Tohme, Sam Van Overschelde, Fabienne Verstraeten, the Belgian Embassy in Damascus

tg STAN speelt "The Tangible"

Acting out
The performance will not be explicitly about the Israeli -Palestinian conflict and its consequences. We want to use our different outlooks and personal realities to talk about a more general, poetic or abstract sense of loss.
The Bulletin, Oonagh Duckworth, April 2010

the tangible
The texts are told as everyday stories. They hint at destruction, but circle just as much around more universal existential and philosophical questions. The three dancers move through a wide spectrum of expressions, between determination and desperation. The projected photos of buildings become art.
Bergens tidende, Ingvild Braein, 8 April 2010

Not hate and vindictiveness
scenekunst.no 20/04/10

dance, poetry and experimental music
Al-Akhbar 17/06/10

Play with global features
AFP Arabic Desk 19/12/10

Dreams come true
Bergen tidende, Ann Kristin Odegard, April 6th 2010

text Etel Adnan, Samih al-Qasim, Mourid Barghouti, John Berger and Mahmoud Darwish
a performance by and with Eid Aziz, Tale Dolven, 
Liz Kinoshita, Federica Porello, Rojina Rahmoon and Frank Vercruyssen
with the participation of Jolente De Keersmaeker
visual material by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Yazan Al Khalili

visual design Alex Fostier, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Thomas Walgrave and Tim Wouters
light design Thomas Walgrave
sound design Alex Fostier and Frank Vercruyssen
technical coordination Raf De Clercq
translation Tania Tamari Anasir, Lore Baeten and Martine Bom
interpreter Lore Baeten
executive production Ann Selhorst

production tg STAN
coproduction by Ashkal Alwan (Beirut, Lebanon), Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris, France), Festival d'Automne (Paris, France), Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, France), Teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway), Black Box Teater (Oslo, Norway), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon, Portugal), City of Antwerp

premiere April 7th 2010, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)