May He Rise and Smell The Fragrance - عساه يحيا ويشمّ العبق
Dance performance by Ali Chahrour
Music by Abed Kobeissy and Ali Hout (Two or The Dragon) and Hala Omran
May He Rise” is a dance performance and a ceremony, where death, in all its primitiveness and violence, emerges from the depth of the earth to become a rite for life. The woman, the mourning priestess, summons the men so that they may experience grief and the pain of loss. Like a goddess, she brings them to the threshold of life and death, she moves their bodies, and from their anguish releases an action for life. She makes them question concepts tied to their masculinity—strength, heroism and toughness; rigidity, sluggishness, and fading—laying bare their vulnerabilities and weaknesses, exposing their impotence through the intensity of her voice, her energy and her lamentations.
Directed and Choreographed by: Ali Chahrour Performers: Hala Omran, Ali Chahrour, Abed Kobeissy, Ali Hout.
Music: Two or The Dragon
Light and set design: Guillaume Tesson