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MILK مِلْك

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)


MARCH 2023 






16.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France 

15.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France 

14.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France

12.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France

11.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France

10.07.2022 | Avignon Festival, France

05.06.2022 | Palestine 

04.06.2022 | Palestine  

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