Project Presentation: The Ho-Ha Dance
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents
The Ho-Ha Dance
By Anas Younes
Friday 9 November 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the French Institute
As a part of Focus Liban, artists residing in Lebanon are invited to present their projects to a public of local and international curators.
Tickets are available through ihjoz.com and at the door
“The Ho-ha Dance” is a visual theatrical ritual where the audience is no longer a receiver, but rather an interactor with the future fateful question that is dealt with.
The performance moves from individual memory to collective memory regarding the case of the Native Americans, all the way to the Syrian people, via discussions and narratives about ideology, utopianism, anarchism, dystopia, characters, and historical events that are repeated periodically through time.
Devised and Directed by: Anas Younes
Artistic Direction: Ghalia Saab
Text by: Anas Younes, Firas Hatem
Performed by: Younes Abou Khouzam, Firas Hatem, Yazan Jaber, Yassine Boukhari, Yassine Msallakh, Ghalia Saab,
Visual Identity: Mohamad Chaarani
Scenography: Mariam Semaan
Supported by: Zoukak Theatre Company’s Theatre Mentorship Program and production Support Grant
Anas Younes is active in the civil society field and works in social drama, participatory theater, practical theater, and usages of non-violent theater in society. He is studying English Literature and Drama. He is a member of the theater company for psycho-social theater, Wasel (playback theater/improvisation theater/invisible theater/street theater). He is project coordinator of the interactive theater project within “Mobaderoon”, and he’s a founding member of Shababeek, a social theater company. He has been working in the field of Theater of the Oppressed since 2014 as a trainer for children and youth in the city of Damascus and its suburbs. He is also a puppeteer in the One Hand puppet troupe. The Hoha Dance is his first attempt in dramatic drafting, composition and conscripting.
Zoukak Sidewalks – The Festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.