After the success of Above Zero, Ossama Halal, a Syrian director living in Lebanon and the Koon Theater Group collective are offering a loose adaptation of Story of a Mother, a Hans Christian Andersen story.

Echoing what life is like for families living in those Middle Eastern countries devastated by war, the artist tells the tale of a mother’s initiatory quest after Death has taken her son. A journey punctuated by enigmas and ordeals where, at each stop she must leave behind something of herself, as a sacrifice or a renunciation. She leaves her eyes, her hair, her voice…

How many mothers and entire families have been torn apart and have had to throw themselves into a search for their dead? When war is a daily reality it takes existence away from beings and the communities to which they belong. It retains the lives to take them towards an unknown fate. Faced with so much violence, humankind is often incapable of acting and loses a bit of itself in this impotence.

To address sacrifice and deal-making as survival techniques, Ossama Halal uses a distancing technique of symbolic motifs, the puppet, and costumes in Sufi colors. In Natacha Belova he finds a partner of choice to create this universe.

Un spectacle de Andersen, Ossama Halal / KOON THEATER GROUP. Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles. A voir du 04 > 14.10.2018 + info : https://www.theatrenational.be/fr/activities/429-the-other-side-of-the-garden

Info

  • Language

    AR — Surtitles FR

  • Venue

    Salle Jacques Huisman

  • Duration

    1h30

  • Surrounding the show

    Introduction 09.10.2018 - 20:00 (15')

  • Surrounding the show

    Kids brunch 14.10.2018 from 12:00

  • Sound level

    category 2

  • See also...

    The boat

    Apparitions

    Kids brunch > canceled

Cast

  • Direction and scenography
    Ossama Halal

    From
    « L’Histoire d’une mère », Hans Christian Andersen

    Dramaturg
    Alaa Aldin Alaalem & Hisham Hmedan

    Puppet, masks & props
    Natacha Belova & Loïc Nebrada

    With
    Hamza Hamadeh, Sara Mashmoushy, Sara Zein, Seba Kourani, Shadi Mokresh, Stéphanie Kayal

    Music direction and performed by
    Singhkeo Panya

    Costumes
    Nicole Moris

    Photography and video
    Ziad Al Halabi

    Technical direction
    Karam Abu Ayash

    Assistant director
    Muhannad Samman & Tamim Sabri

    Interpreter
    Awni Daibes

  • Stage Manager
    Michel Ransbotyn

    Light operator
    Isabel Scheck

    Sound operator
    Pawel Wnuczynski

    Stage director
    Stéphanie Denoiseux

    Administration
    Koon Theater Group, Reem Khattab

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Production
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Set and costumes
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Co-production
    les ballets C de la B

    With the support of
    Zoukak Theater Company, Institut français du Liban

Calendar

  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30
  • Tuesday
    20:30
    Introduction - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    19:30
  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30
    + concert Jonsson & Jonsson - 22:00
  • Sunday
    15:00
    Kids brunch from 12:00

See also...

Backstage