This book contains the text of "Silk Thread", a site-specific performance investigating inherited social structures that define and shape gender stereotypes as identified through local mythologies, fairy tales, modern legends, contemporary stories and actual events. The performance invites the audience to witness acts and listen to stories drawing a fine line between the real and the imaginary. The fantasy of the tales and the violence of actuality converge to form one image, bringing our collective unconscious up close and aiming to reshuffle references and question certainties around gender dynamics. Through a re-appropriation of orally transmitted tales, interwoven with original texts, the performers will lead the audience across a panorama of characters borrowed from various archetypes of the male and female normative identities that reveal themselves through fiction and in reality.
Written by: Zoukak
Cover and Layout Design: Maya Chami
Publisher: Al Farabi, Beirut, Lebanon