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Reserve your tickets for this one-night AUB Performance!!

In Event, Fine Arts, Theater on May 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

As already over 250 tickets are gone and we stop at 350…

please make sure to reserve a ticket if you are planning to come

reservations at : Suzanne Itani: 03-384945 or email sfi04@aub.edu.lb

THANK YOU ! The 777 production team

PS: ALL  reserved tickets must be picked up by 6:30 pm same night  at the Dome

Opens at 6pm……show starts at 7pm!

Witness the seven deadly sins : pride, envy,greed,wrath, gluttony, lust & sloth transform  into  visual dreams in this  Performance Art Event from the Fine Arts Department of AUB.
A journey of mute movements with sound and light – questioning both their religious context and the viewer’s own ‘sins’, choreographed by Visiting Professor Cornelia Krafft.

A one time event, hosted by Solidere Beirut.

‘7 Sins / 7 Dreams / 7pm’  Friday MAY 21, The Dome, Downtown.

For more information call (03 384945). Free admission.

ENTRANCE Gates close @7pm  !!!

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LAU Theater Production

In Event, Theater on May 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION ARTS

In celebration of the poet and writer ETEL ADNAN and in her presence, the Fall Major Theatre Production “In the Heart of the Heart of Another Body” will be replayed at Al Madina Theatre on May 13th & 14th, 2010  at 8:30 pm.
The play is a collective creation directed by NAGY SOURATY and inspired by texts written by ETEL ADNAN.

Free admission

Etel Adnan Biography

Poet and writer, born in Beirut to a Muslim Arab father and a Greek mother, educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Berkeley and Harvard in the USA. Though much of her early work was in French, Adnan has, since the early 1980s, written exclusively in English in a variety of genres. Her poetry, collected in volumes such as The Indian Never Had a Horse (1982), The Arab Apocalypse (1989), and The Spring Flowers Own and the Manifestation of the Voyage (1990), covers a range of themes from the natural world to current affairs, but is always marked by autobiographical motifs: expatriation, the Lebanese civil war, the love of women, loss of language, and the confusion of today’s world with its shifting boundaries. Two works of prose, the narrative Paris, When It’s Naked (1993) and Of Cities and Women (Letters to Fawwaz) (1993), complement each other and the author’s poetry, looking at the century’s end with unjaundiced but optimistic eyes. Adnan’s acclaimed novel of one woman’s fatal struggles with the Lebanese war, Sitt Marie Rose (1978), was translated into English in 1982, and is widely considered a feminist classic.

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LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
School of Arts & Sciences
Department of Communication
Arts

Major Theatre Production

كافكا وأبوه والمدير والذئب والخنازير

(Kafka, His Father, the Boss, the Wolf, and the Pigs)

From texts by: Franz Kafka
Translated to Arabic by:
Lina Abyad and Rachid Al Daif
Directed by: Lina Abyad

May 8, 9
and
May 13,  14,  15,  16    2010

Irwin Theatre – LAU Beirut Campus

8:30 pm

Tickets at L.L. 10,000 – L.L. 15,000 available at Gulbenkian Ticket Booth

Dance Performance

In Theater on May 7, 2010 at 6:20 am

Théâtre Monnot
Nadra Assaf and Al-Sarab Dance Troupe present
I MATTER
an interactive dance performance
May 6th 7th and 8th at 8 . 9 and 10 PM

In a world where seldom do people take into consideration anyone else, I Matter.
In a world where no one pays attention to the slight, the simple, the little, I Matter.
I Matter because I exist. I Matter because I do. I Matter because I am.



Scenario, Direction and Choreography Nadra Assaf
Additional Choreography Christel Farah, Ornella Saliba, Mira Chakhtoura, Nisrine Khoury and Ghimar Merhy
Music Dead Can Dance and Emogen Heap
Music Mixer and DJ Majd Al-Alam
Lighting Hagop Derghougassian
Graphic Design Roy Saade
Scene Enhancement ASAP sarl.
Photography Zahi Nakad


I Matter is an interactive dance performance which is based on the concept that within any moment of time each and every living being (and in this case particularly human beings) makes a difference. The ‘scenes’ we develop in our lives are based on the fact that each and every one of us matters. We matter because we are a part of the larger picture, the grand scheme of things, the eloquent process that we call life. I Matter is a theatrical piece of dance which moves the audience and makes them experience dance in a much more up close and personal manner. I Matter makes the point that each person matters in every second by placing the audience in the context of the performance; no longer does the audience play a passive role. In I Matter, the audience plays as much of a role in the development of the moment of dance as do the dancers, the music, the scene, the lighting, the costumes and all the other accompaniment and props. I Matter is an unusual and rare dance performance in which the audience-performer connection takes on a whole new meaning; it becomes a shared movement experience. I Matter makes the audience matter.

NB. Places are limited to 35 per performance
Ticket prices 15 000 LBP


Théâtre Monnot
Informations and Reservations 01 20 24 22

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Performance Art Event at the Dome!

In Fine Arts, Theater on May 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

Witness the seven deadly sins : pride, envy,greed, wrath, gluttony, lust and sloth transform  into visual dreams  in this  Performance Art Event from the Fine Arts Department of AUB. A journey of mute movements with sound and light – questioning both their religious context and the viewer’s own ‘sins’, choreographed by Cornelia Krafft.
A one time event, hosted by Solidere Beirut.
‘7 Sins / 7 Dreams / 7pm’  Friday MAY 21, The Dome, Downtown.
information call (03 384945). Free admission.

ENTRANCE GATE CLOSES @ 7 PM
(so come early!!!!!!!)


For more

 

REMINDERS! AUB EVENTS tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts, Theater on May 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

AUB Spring Play Production

The FAAH Spring Theater Production this year will be an evening built around the theme of ‘Fanaticism is Alive and Well.’ The text is a recent play entitled Exit Running-Right by Tony Layton. Events of the Cromwell ‘Revolution’ in England are dramatized, providing a tragi-comic ground for “fanatics of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but the planet!”

Performances are May 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 pm,
and May 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 8:30 pm
 

West Hall ,Bathish Auditorium
Running time is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
Entrance is free of charge.

Reservations may be made by calling extension 4350 during AUB office hours. Production is by FAAH Theater team : Peter Shebay’a, Adoni Maalouf, David Kurani, and CVSP’s Hani Hassan. Set Design is by FAAH’s Cornelia Krafft. We would very much appreciate your presence to encourage and enjoy the efforts of around 50 students, as well as the faculty involved. Please spread the word as our publicity budget is modest!

FAAH PRESENTS
ARTIST SCREENING:

Samar Kanafani
FRIDAY
3PM – Nicely Hall 409

Samar Kanafani is a part-time instructor of anthropology at AUB and a researcher living in Beirut. Her short videos include ‘Street-play’ (2001), about children negotiating play-spaces in a congested Beirut neighborhood; ‘Mounzer’ (2003), on Palestinian exile, masculinity and the injured male body; and ‘A Day from Home’ (2009), on un-belonging

and allegories of pregnancy. She’s interested in national imaginaries, migration, gender, the body, and representations of quotidian living. She’s the mother of two.

‘A Day from Home’ (video, 15min, Arabic, English Subtitles): Our commitment to dwelling in our home/nation is bound to the

persistent possibility of us abandoning it. How does one construct a life here – in Lebanon – even as one recognizes that it might, at any moment, be violently interrupted? Using pregnancy as allegory, this  video approaches the uneasy relationship between an individual desiring a modicum of belongingness and an elusive nation. The impossibility of a perfect fit between the two prods a reconsideration of the passion that binds the ‘self’ to the nation as ‘home’.

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FAAH PRESENTS
ARTIST TALK:
FRIDAY
Ashkan Sepahvand
4PM – Nicely Hall 409

Ashkan Sepahvand was born in Tehran in 1984. He lives in Berlin and works elsewhere. His activities include writing, editing and the occasional translation. Since 2006 he has been a co-organizer of the artistic network Reloading Images. The project Other than someone, there was no one is the product of a residency at Ashkal Alwan since November 2009 and will be presented at Home Works V.

AUB Spring Play Production

In Event, Theater on May 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

The FAAH Spring Theater Production this year will be an evening built around the theme of ‘Fanaticism is Alive and Well.’ The text is a recent play entitled Exit Running-Right by Tony Layton. Events of the Cromwell ‘Revolution’ in England are dramatized, providing a tragi-comic ground for “fanatics of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but the planet!”

Performances are May 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 pm,
and May 12, 13, 14 and 15 at 8:30 pm

West Hall ,Bathish Auditorium

Running time is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

Entrance is free of charge.

Reservations may be made by calling extension 4350 during AUB office hours. Production is by FAAH Theater team : Peter Shebay’a, Adoni Maalouf, David Kurani, and CVSP’s Hani Hassan. Set Design is by FAAH’s Cornelia Krafft. We would very much appreciate your presence to encourage and enjoy the efforts of around 50 students, as well as the faculty involved. Please spread the word as our publicity budget is modest!

Home Works V – Ashkal Alwan, beginning April 21st!

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts, Music, Theater on April 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

Home Works V:
A Forum on Cultural Practices

Wednesday, April 21st

Dance Performance: Israel Galvan, “Solo”, 9 pm PREMIER EVENT
Thursday, April 22nd

Exhibition openings at Beirut Art Center, 3 pm
Launch of Ashkal Alwan for Contemporary Arts and The Home Works Academy & Cocktail, 5 pm
Exhibition openings at the Home Works Academy, 6 pm
Dance Performance: Yalda Younes, “I Have Come”, 10 pm
Friday, April 23rd

Project organized by Ashkan Sepahvand at the National Museum of Beirut, “Other than someone, there was no one”, 11 am
Dance Performance: Yalda Younes, “I Have Come”, 5 pm repeat
Lecture: Raja Shehadeh, “A Rift in Time, Travels of my Ottoman Uncle: A Book Presentation”, 6 pm
Lecture: Farouk Mardam Bey, 8 pm on the odd years
Music and Video Performance: Daniele Camarda, Jacopo Carreras, Raed El Khazen, Lana Daher, Jana Saleh, “Primal Spheres in a Brave New World”, 10 pm
Saturday, April 24th

Panel: “Where is Beirut, Ramallah, Cairo… From the Saadiyat Island”: Walid Raad moderator, Vasif Kortun, Andrew Ross, Shumon Basar, Nada Shabout, Mishaal Al Gergawi,
1st part: 11 am
2nd part: 4 pm
Lecture & Book launch: Fadi Toufiq, “The New Killer”, 7:30 pm
Workshop and Colloquium with pad.ma“Don’t Wait for the Archive: Archiving Practices and Futures of the Image”, 4:30 pm
Film Screening & Panel: “A Season Outside”/”Zones of Conflict” part 1: T.J. Demos moderator, Amar Kanwar & Faisal Devji, 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 25th

Lecture: Nizar Saghieh, “Beyond Communitarianism: What Captures the City’s Heart”, 12:30 pm
Panel: “In and Out of Education” part 1: Reem Fadda moderator, Anton Vidokle, Klaus Knoll/Cella, Clare Davis, 3 pm
Lecture: Thomas Keenan, “A language that needs no translation – on war as a form of discourse”, 6 pm
Lecture: Ali Fayyad, 8 pm
Music performance, Darbuka & Dehollo: Misirli Ahmet, 10 pm
Monday, April 26th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 11 am
Lecture: Ayse Gul Altinay, 6 pm on militarism
Panel: “In and Out of Education” part 2: Walid Sadek moderator, Okwui Enwezor, Alessandro Petti/Sandi Hilal, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 27th

Project organized by Ashkan Sepahvand at the National Museum of Beirut, “Other than someone, there was no one”, 11 am repeat
Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 6 pm repeat
Lecture: Jalal Toufic, “Don’t Go to Hell for the Sake of Finishing Watching the Film”, 6 pm as part of “In and Out of Education”
Panel: “In and Out of Education” part 3: Gregory Sholette moderator, Yazid Anani, Judi Wertein, Charles Esche, 7 pm
Performance: “Photo-Romance”: Rabih Mroue & Lina Saneh, with Charbel Haber, 10 pm
Wednesday, April 28th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 11 am repeat
Performance: “Photo-Romance”: Rabih Mroue & Lina Saneh, with Charbel Haber, 5 pm repeat
Film Screening & panel: “November”/”Zones of Conflict” part 2: Hito Steyerl & T.J. Demos, 6 pm
Performance: Boris Charmatz dance, Mederic Collignon pocket trumpet, voice, “Improvisation”, 8 pm
Thursday, April 29th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 6 pm repeat
Artist Presentation: Hiwa K, “As if an Arts School”, 6 pm
Talk: Kodwo Eschun & Steve Goodman, 7:30 pm on sound & citizenry
Performance: Antonia Baehr, “Laugh”, 10 pm
Friday, April 30th

Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 11 am repeat
Performance: Antonia Baehr, “Laugh”, 5 pm repeat
Lecture: Mohammed Soueid, “The Loneliness of Dust”, 6 pm
Performance: The Otolith Group, “Communists Like Us”, 8 pm
Film Screening: Harun Farocki, “Immersion”, 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 1st

Lecture: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 11 am on sound & citizenry
Project organized by Ashkan Sepahvand at the National Museum of Beirut, “Other than someone, there was no one”, 1 pm repeat
Artist Talk: Setareh Shahbazi, “Reverse Diary The Secret of atmospheric Pictures III”, 3 pm
Lecture: Youssef Tohme, 5 pm on sound & citizenry
Artist Project: Tony Chakar, “The Sky Over Beirut: Walking Tours of the City”, 6 pm repeat
Lecture: Abbas Beydoun, 7 pm on odd years
Music Performance: Rima Khcheich & Rabih Mroue, “A Minute Late”, 9:30 pm

Exhibitions:

Ruanne Abou- Rahme and Basel Abbas
Tala al-Kazafi
Ayreen Anastas
Marwa Arsanios
Vartan Avakian
Broomberg & Chanarian
Decolonizing Architecture
Cevdet Erek
Shahab Fotouhi
Ghassan Helwani
Amal Issa
Bengu Karaduman
Hassan Khan
Maha Maamoun
Christodoulos Panayiotou
Marwan Rechmaoui
Raed Yassin
Ala Younis
Publication Projects:

Rayya Badran
Fadi Abdallah

Please note that the above list is subject to minor changes.
Our screening program will follow soon.

Monot Theatre

In Theater on March 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Rech Mayya

une création chorégraphique de/ a dance show by

Alice Massabki

@ Théâtre Monnot

Du Mercredi 10 au Dimanche 14 Mars/ wednesday 10th till Sunday 14th of March @ 20h30

Matinée/ extra performance on Sunday/ Dimanche 14 Mars @ 17H.

adapté du roman d’Eveline Bustros/ adapted from a novel by Eveline Bustros:

Sous la baguette du coudrier (Ed. Dar Annahar)

2 Festivals and 1 long week of art, events, lectures, exhibtions and more!

In Art History, Event, Fine Arts, Music, Theater on March 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Irtijal” – Free Improvisation in Lebanon

International free improvised music festival in Lebanon. Free Improvisation Music Festival.

http://www.irtijal.org/

BIPOD – Beirut International Platform of Dance

BIPOD – Beirut International Platform of Dance was launched in 2004 as the Beirut International Dance Festival

http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/1491.html

Ashkal Alwan – The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts

The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan, would like to announce: Home Works V: A Forum on Cultural Practices. April 22nd – May 1st, 2010

.http://www.ashkalalwan.org/main.aspx