Project Presentation: Everything is Just Fine
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
Everything is Just Fine ... نفس عميق
By Yara Bou Nassar
Saturday 10 November 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at Université Saint-Joseph
Entrance by Invitation only
As a part of Focus Liban, artists residing in Lebanon are invited to present their projects to a public of local and international curators. Yara Bou Nassar will be speaking about her project "Everything is Just Fine"
How does the body cope with the accumulation of violence and translate personal anxieties in daily behavior? How does this reform the physical interaction between people?
Two women are in a fake duplication of the “real world”. They participate in an experiment in which they are asked to fulfill a constructed daily life routine and tell their stories. The experiment observes the mutation of their behavior as their thresholds are provoked and as they lose control over their situation.
Written, devised and performed by Yara Bou Nassar & Annalena Frohlich
Music by Paed Conca
Stage and costume design by Romy Springsguth
Light Design by Lola Rosarot
Production manager (Bern): Michael Rohrenbach
The performance is co-produced by Tojo Theater Reitschule with the support of: Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon , SüdKulturFonds DEZA, Canton de Berne, Burgergemeinde de Berne, Migros Pourcent Culturel, Jürg George Bürki-Stiftung, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS.
Yara Bou Nassar is a Lebanese actress and theater maker.
In her work, she is interested in exploring her identity with respect to the collective memory and her current surrounding.
It is crucial for her work to organically originate from an urgency to approach certain themes which are often focused on the deconstruction of social stereotypes and daily behavior in the urban context. She is interested in how this can be manifested in the discomfort of the body and in physical transformation. She is interested in experimenting with different aesthetics, exploring new ways of approaching her creative work, and challenging her comfort zones. She is a Clown Doctor since 2010 with Ibtissama working across various hospitals in Beirut.
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.