The Rooster

Malek Andary + Ata Khatab

In The Rooster, five male dancers fight over control of the ‘masbaha’ – the bead-string denoting the leader of the traditional Arabic ‘dabke’ dance. They struggle, win, lose, and abuse their power. El-Funoun choreographer Ata Khatab, and Lebanese Malek Andary use the forms of their shared dance tradition to create a highly physical and dramatic exploration of male chauvinism and dictatorship. Based on the poem of the same name by the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, The Rooster reveals the corrosive impact of power on those who have it, and on those who don’t.

El-Funoun was founded in 1979 and has always striven to express the spirit of Arab-Palestinian folklore and contemporary culture through unique combinations of traditional and contemporary dance and music. El-Funoun is widely recognised for its pre-eminent role in reviving and reinvigorating Palestinian dance and music folklore, not only through its productions, but also by initiating Palestinian Folklore Day in 1986 which is now celebrated all over Palestine.

Choreography : Malik Andary and Atta Khattab / production : El-Funoun Palestinian dance troupe / SHAMS Association + Marhabtain Organization

Dance

22.02.2018 - 8PM

Vooruit

8 € < 14 €

About the festival

Connexion vzw (Brussels) and A.M.Qattan Foundation are proposing a focus on flemish-palestinian co-operation in arts and culture, inspired by the Government of Flanders and the Mission of Palestine in Europe, Belgium and Luxembourg who decided on a Flemish-Palestinian cultural project. Unlike the logic of events like Europalia, or even the Venice biennale which are a projection of the imagination of a country, Under Construction is based on reciprocity and aims to promote cultural cooperation, dialogue and exchange.

Instead of focusing on difference and alterity, the two organising partners focus on co-operation and solidarity, and give more visibility and value to forms of 'togetherness' that are already existing between Flanders and Palestine.

Partners

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Practical details

The Minard theatre is the festival centre.
The reception and the bar are open one hour before the start of the first show.
Access to all of the shows is Pay what you want : no fixed price, you determine yourself what you can/are willing to pay.
It is not possible to reserve beforehand. You can get your ticket starting from 1 hour before the first show. So: first come, first served.
This is also the case for Parcours, the guided walks that start from Minard.
You will find a shop of Disarming Design from Palestine in the entrance hall.



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