Zoukak Sidewalks – The Festival 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Zoukak Sidewalks – The Festival 2018 returns this year with theatre, dance and music performances, film screenings, readings, project presentations, public conversations and master classes, which will take place between the 1st and the 11th of November in Beirut. 

The Festival is a point of encounter presenting international and local performances and artistic events. It is both a platform for artistic exchange and a space for intercultural reflection. 
Today, identity has become the main basis of communication and exchange between people, creating discrimination on various levels. The festival seeks to question the boundaries that have long framed artists within national and cultural identities, and will be focusing on being present together, in the here and now, as an act of solidarity.

Tickets are available through www.ihjoz.com and at the door.

This year, the entrance to the festival is free for students (upon presenting their Student ID), unemployed citizens, migrant domestic workers and people working in the artistic field (artists, technicians, administrators...). Those benefiting from the free entry are asked to show at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the event.

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, Henrich Böll Foundation.
In Collaboration with: Monnot Theatre, Metropolis Cinema, The Palace Theatre, USJ - IESAV, The Lebanese University - FFAA, The Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workes in Lebanon.
Media Partners: Al Akhbar Newspaper, L’Orient le Jour, The Daily Star
Sponsors: Grand Meshmosh Hotel, Mezyan, Ghazar, Hook , Berlin Bar  

PROGRAM:

Wednesday 31 October 2018 – pre-opening night
• Manwatching, a play written by an anonymous woman and performed by an unprepared man. Performer: Fouad Yammine – 9:00 pm at Zoukak Studio (55 min) – Tickets: 25,000LL
https://ihjoz.com/events/3613

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Thursday 1 November 2018
• Directing New Texts, a masterclass with Lucy Morrison - from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lebanese University, Theatre department, Furn El Chebbak – participation fee: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3681 

• Opening reception of the Festival and exhibition: “Bourj Hammoud: Psycho-geographical explorations Beirut #3” by Youssef Tabti and Rani el Rajji - 19:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3708 

• Manwatching, a play written by an anonymous woman and performed by an unprepared man. 
Performer: Joe Kodeih - 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (55 min) - Tickets: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3680

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Friday 2 November 2018
• Conceptual Art in Theatre, a masterclass with Deborah Pearson- from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Zoukak Studio – participation fee: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3683 

• Et Pourtant elle Tourne, a dance and music performance by Sherif Sehnaoui and Taoufiq Izeddiou – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio – Tickets: 25,000 LL 
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3614 

• Party! D.J. set by Ziad Nawfal – 10:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio – Free Entry

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Saturday 3 November 2018

• Global Realism, a masterclass with Milo Rau and Stefan Blaske – from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio – Participation fee: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3691 

• The Congo Tribunal, Film screening, directed by Milo Rau – 7:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (100 min) – Tickets: 8,000LL
https://ihjoz.com/events/3615

• Public Conversation: Milo Rau with Junaid Sarieddeene (Zoukak) – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (60 min) – Free entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3710 

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Sunday 4 November 2018

• Working on the text of Edouard Louis: Qui a tué mon père, a masterclass with Stanislas Nordey – from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Biel Dome – Free Entry 
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3692 

• Qui a tué mon père, theatrical reading, directed by Stanislas Nordey (resulting from the masterclass) – 4:00 p.m. at Biel Dome (45 min) - Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3674 

• Round-table with Stanislas Nordey and Roger Assaf – 5:00 p.m. at Biel Dome (90 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3715 

• Breivik’s Statement, a theatre performance by Milo Rau,– 9:00 p.m. at Monnot Theatre (90 min) – 25,000 LL
Followed by a public conversation with Milo Rau, Lokman Slim and Nizar Saghieh, moderated by Lena Bopp.
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3616 

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Monday 5 November 2018

• The Moscow Trials, Film Screening, directed by Milo Rau – 7:00 p.m. at Metropolis Cinema (86 min) – Tickets: 8,000 LL 
Tickets sold at the door

• Dreaming Zenzile, a theatre and music performance by Somi – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (90 min) – 
tickets: 25,000 LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3625 

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Tuesday 6 November 2018

• A Primer on American Theatre, public conversation: Philip Himberg (Sundance Institute) with Junaid Sarieddeen (Zoukak) – 7:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (60 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3713 

• Pretty Fire, a theatre performance by Charlayne Woodard – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (90 min) – Tickets: 25,000LL 
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3626 

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

• Getting my new play to fly, a masterclass with Philip Himberg (Sundance Institute) – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3694 

• Criminal Tribes Act, a theatre performance by Sankar Venkateswaran – 6:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (35 min) – Tickets: 25,000 LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3618 

• Designing the Artist's Experience, a public conversation between Christopher Hibma (Sundance Institute) and Omar Abi Azar (Zoukak) – 7:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (60 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3714 

• Criminal Tribes Act, a theatre performance by Sankar Venkateswaran – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (35 min) – Tickets: 25,000 LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3618 

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Thursday 8 November 2018 

• Starting with the Actor, a masterclass with Catherine Corey – from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph – IESAV – Participation fee: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3695 

• Theatre in the heart of Kerala (India), public conversation: Sankar Venkateswaran with Maya Zbib (Zoukak) – 7:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (60 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3709 

• Fa’Addebhou li, a dance performance by Nancy Naous – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (50 min) – Tickets: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3619 

• Aya Metwalli in Concert – 10:30 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (30 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3719 

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Friday 9 November 2018

• Under Correction, a project presentation by Sawsan Bou Khaled – 3:00 p.m. at Université Saint-Joseph - IESAV (20 min) – Invitation only

• The Date, a play Reading by Hassan al Malla – 3:30 p.m. at Université Saint-Joseph – IESAV (30 min) – Invitation only

• Glory and Tears, a project presentation by Wael Kodeih and Randa Mirza – 4:00 p.m. at the French Institute (20 min) - Invitation only

• The Ho-Ha Dance, a project presentation by Anas Younes – 4:30 p.m. at the French Institute (30 min) - Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3678 

• The Confession, a theatre performance by Abdallah al Kafri – 6:00 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (70 min) - Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3620 

• Two Heads and a Hand, a theatre performance by Zoukak Theatre Company – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (50 min) – Tickets: 25,000 LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3621 

• Jawab in concert, by the graduates of Action for Hope’s Music School – 10:30 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (60 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3718 

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Saturday 10 November 2018

• The Story of the Man Who Inhabited his Shadow, Theatre performance By Fadi Toufiq and Hashem Adnan  – 11:00 a.m. at Station (70 min) – Invitation only

• Augurs, a project presentation by Chrystele Khodr – 3:00 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph – IESAV (20 min) – Invitation only

• Reading of Ghalia’s Miles by Zoukak Theatre Company – 3:30 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph – IESAV (40 min) – Invitation only

• Playground in Emergency, a project presentation by Rawya el Chab and Antoine Bouguier – 4:00 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph - IESAV (20 min) – Invitation only

• Everything is Just Fine, a project presentation by Yara Bou Nassar – 4:00 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph – IESAV (20 min) – Invitation only

• Illusions, a theatre performance by Carlos Chahine – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (50 min) – Tickets: 25,000 LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3622 

• The Promise of a Field, an audiovisual performance by Maya Chami, music by Ziad Nawfal – 10:30 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (40 min) – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3716 

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Sunday 11 November 2018

• All the names, a one on one performance by Alaa AlDeen Al Aalem – from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (15 minutes over 3 hours) – Invitation only

• HamletMachine, an installation by Lena Osseyran – 3:00 p.m. at the Biel Dome (30 min) – Free Entry
https://ihjoz.com/events/3630

• A Universe Not Made for Us, a project presentation by Yalda Younes and Khyam Allami – 4:00 p.m. at the Biel Dome (20 min) – Invitation only

• 36 Abbas Street, Haifa by Raeda Taha and Junaid Sariedden – 6:00 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (50 min) – Tickets: 25,000LL 
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3623 

• Closing Reception - 8:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio – Free Entry
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3721 

• Untitled, a Theatre performance by former political prisoners in Syria (resulting from a theatre workshop with Zoukak in collaboration with UMAM) – 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio (50 min) – Tickets: 25,000LL
https://www.ihjoz.com/events/3725 

 

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