TASHWEESH - PERFORMANCES BY FATIMA MAZMOUZ, MONA MOON, DIMA MIKHAYEL MATTA AND FRIENDS
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF TASHWEESH - organized by the Goethe Institute
ENCHANTED BODY – UTERUS 1 – STRATEGY (Fatima Mazmouz) | W/RITE TO STAY (Mona Moon) | THE FEMINISTS WHO WRITE (Dima Mikhayel Matta and friends)
ENCHANTED BODY – UTERUS 1 – STRATEGY | Fatima Mazmouz (MOR, FRA)
This performance deals with the status and the body of the "Witch" as an enchanted and magical one. In Morocco, the witch has a real social status. It is a resistance weapon in its own right. The performance shows the different rituals that structure the session of disengagement, healing ... transforming each gesture into a choreographic act / weapon of battle.
Fatima Mazmouz is a performance and video artist and photographer. Her artistic production THE VENTS OF SILENCE, Powers and Counter-Powers, focuses on the different implicit and invisible relations of power rooted in our societies.
W/RITE TO STAY | Mona Moon (GER)
Spoken Word Performance
Mona Moon is a Berlin-based poet, speaker, social pedagogue, educator, and empowerment worker. In her seminars and workshops, she talks about topics ranging from poetry and politics to gendered racism, orientalism, and intersectionality.
THE FEMINISTS WHO WRITE | hosted by Dima Mikhayel Matta (LEB) with Leen Hashem (LEB), Lynn Saad (LEB), Noura Kalo (LEB), Jehan Bseiso (LEB)
Poetry Performance and Open Mic
Dima Mikhayel Matta is a Fulbright scholar and an instructor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Balamand, a writer, and an actress. In 2014, she founded Cliffhangers, a storytelling platform that hosts monthly events as a safe space for marginalized voices.
Leen Hashem is a feminist writer, translator and performer based in Beirut.
Jehan Bseiso is a poet by night and aid worker by day, currently based in Beirut.
Noura Kalo is an AUB student who struggles to exist, but finds strength in expressing these struggles.
Lynn Saad is a writer. She is passionate about collecting metaphors from around the streets of Beirut and sharing them.