A visual performance By Bashar Murkus and Khashabi Ensemble
Premier 4 June 2022 // Palestine
In MILK we are concerned with a disaster.
Not with the causes of its occurrence, neither with its type nor its consequences, but with how it divides time in two - before and after - and rifts the two apart, turning time into something with no duration nor end. Past becomes present, and future loses all meaning other than endless repetition.
Inside this rift, on a black ground which at first appears safe, a group of women is looking everywhere for their lost motherhood.
How does a disaster happen? in an instant. How does it end? It never does.
This is Milk, a visual performance of post-disaster aesthetics.
Conceived and directed by Bashar Murkus
Produced by Khashabi Theatre - Khulood Basel 2022
Scenography: Majdala Khoury
Original music by: Raymond Haddad
Dramaturgy: Khulood Basel
Light Design and Technical Direction: Muaz Al Jubeh
With: Salwa Nakkara, Reem Talhami, Shaden Kanboura, Samaa Wakim,
Firielle Al Jubeh, Samera Kadry, Eddie Dow
Special Props Design: Khaled Muhtaseb
Director Assistant: Abed Al Jubeh
Designer Assistant: Nancy Mkaabal
Technical Director Assistant: Moody Kablawi
Stage Manager: Reema Assaf
Photos by: Christophe Raynaud de Lage, Eid Adawi, Khulood Basel
International production and touring: as is presenting arts
Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre des 13 vents Centre dramatique national de Montpellier, Théâtre de Liège, Romaeuropa Festival, Palestinian National Theatre El Hakawati (Jerusalem), Culture Resource,Théâtre Jean-Vilar (Vitry-sur-Seine), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre (Brussels), Compagnie Théâtre Alibi - Fabrique de Théâtre (Bastia)
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11.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France
10.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France
05.06.2022 | Palestine
04.06.2022 | Palestine