Dance Performance: Fa'Addebhou li
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
Fa'Addebhou li, "Train him up for me"
By Nancy Naous
Thursday 8 of November 2018 at 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio
Tickets: 25.000 L.L.
Tickets are available through ihjoz.com and at the door
Free Entry 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.
"I saw and still see special pride, attention, preference and admiration in the relationship between my parents and my brother. This issue was never related to the amount of love they have for him, because they have always been a source of passion and affection for all of us, I mean we – the three girls- and my brother. It is a matter of values that were transferred from our ancestors about how to raise and deal with the male member of the family."
« Fa'addebhou li » interrogates the construction of the male body in the Arab world.
Parents usually pray the following prayer to ask for the righteousness of their children. We chose this prayer to be the title of our show : “Dear God, you know that I have tried to educate my son. But I have failed. Dear God, train him up for me”.
Conception, choreography and direction: Nancy Naous / Cie 4120.corps
Performers: Nadim Bahsoun et Alexandre Paulikevitch
Dramaturgy: Abdullah Alkafri
Scenography advice: Bissane Al-Charif
Lights and stage managing: Alexandre Vincent
Costumes: Julie Deljehier
Music: Blue (the Blaze Remix) by Fjord / Hafla Fil Dar (original composition ) by Hadi Zeidan / Syria by Unders
Production Cie 4120.CORPS – Coproduction Arab Funds For Arts and Culture (AFAC) – With the support of Théâtre scène nationale, Saint-Nazaire / de la DRAC – Ile-De-France / de la Maison des Métallos, Paris / du Centre National de la Danse, Pantin / de Micadanses, Paris / de l’Institut français du Liban / du programme des résidences – Institut Français – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / de la Cité Internationale des Arts / ECF (The Step Beyond Travel Grants) / Roberto Cimetta Fund / Compagnia di San Paolo / Mophradat / Hammana Artist House (HAH)
Nancy Naous, choreographer and performer. She studied in Beirut and Paris. Her own company is called 4120.CORPS, in an allusion to the number of kilometres between the two cities.
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.