MUSHROOMS & FIG LEAVES

performance/ dance installation

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In this creation, Omar Rajeh looks into the body; more precisely, he attempts to deconstruct, alienate, re-discover, and question our perception of the human body system today. Highlighting different body parts and constituents, the work re-thinks the mechanism, qualities and dynamics of the living installation. The body is seen in opposition to its virtual, still framed image, and the space that envelops it. The body is within architecture.   The innovative guitarist, composer and oud player Mahmoud Turkmani, who is considered a renovator and bridge-builder between contemporary Western-classical and Arabic-traditional music, will write the music composition. The composition will be interpreted live with the Contralto Fadia Tomb El-Hage, who is considered by the international press one of the most beautiful voices of the Arab world.

For more information on the work: www.omarrajeh.com

performance dates and touring

Wednesday 16th of March 2011
7:00 pm | Sharjah Art Biennial


cast and credits

Concept & Choreography Omar Rajeh  Composition/Oud/Guitar Mahmoud Turkmani  Contralto Fadia Tomb El-Hage : Khaled Oweida ( Violin ) Amro Mostafa ( Percussion) Ahmad Osman ( Double Bass)      
 Dancers Mia Habis, Ali Chahrour , Guy Nader , Alia Hamdan , Emilie Thomas , Bassam Bou Diab
Costume Design Mia Habis Photography Rima Maroun Technical directors Ricardo Clementi , Mustapha Yammout 
  
Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation