FFF5 | Rabih Mroué

So Little Time

Onassis Fast Forward Festival 5–Athens

15-16 ΜΑΥ 2018
Upper Stage
60 minutes
In Arabic with English and Greek surtitles
How is a hero “made”? The internationally renowned artist from Beirut returns to the OCC with an enlightening performance-lecture about bogus national legends. In other words: Lebanon’s recent history in 60 minutes.
OCC's Friends & General Presale: from 19 APR 2018, 12:00
Full price: 7 €
Reduced, OCC's Friends, Small groups (5-9 people): 6 €
Large groups (10+ people): 5 €
Unemployed, People with disabilities, Companions: 4 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr
In his new theatrical work So Little Time, Rabih Mroué explores the myths, self-portrayals and images of martyrs. What happens to a person who re-encounters their images as a larger-than-life myth? And what remains of them when their story is overwritten by political propaganda? This performance is a attempt to investigate the relationship between personal identity and public memorial in times of war and post-war.

Lebanese artist, Rabih Mroué - actor, playwright and visual artist – is known for his subtle deconstruction of images. In his work, images become narratives of contradictions. He reveals them to the audience layer by layer, creating moving reflections of our world the blur the lines between fiction and documentary, between imagination and manipulation.

For So Little Time, he collaborates again with his long time partner Lina Majdalanie, with whom he developed their theatrical concepts and worked together with for numerous projects like 33 RPM And A Few Seconds (2012), Photo-Romance (2009) and Biokhraphia (2002)… among others.

Tuesday 15 May | Will be held in English
After performance talk with Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalanie
Chaired by Katia Arfara, Artistic Director of the Theatre and Dance Department at the Onassis Cultural Centre


Written and directed by Rabih Mroué
Performed by Lina Majdalanie
Collaborative writers: Yousef Bazzi and Lina Majdalanie
Set designer: Samar Maakaroun
Graphics and assistant Director: Abraham Zeitoun
Research assistant: Andrea Geissler
English translation: Ziad Nawfal and Joumana Seikaly
Greek translation: Vassilis Douvitsas
Music: Kari’atal-funjan - Abdel Halim Hafez (composed by: Mouhamad Al Mouji, Lyrics: Nizar Qabbani)
A production of Rabih Mroué in co-production with HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, Wiesbaden Biennale, Festival d'automne à Paris and Théâtre de la Bastille.

Sponsored by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

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Rabih Mroué: Born 1967, based in Berlin. As an artist, actor and director, Mroué is a co-founder of the Beirut Art Centre, a contributing editor to TDR: The Drama Review (NYC), and a theatre director at Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich). He was fellow at the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures"/ Freie Universität – Berlin 2013/2014.

Lina Majdalanie: A lebanese actress, director and playwright. She was a member of Home Workspace Curricular Committee-Ashkal Alwan 2012 -1015.  She was a professor at Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva (2008-2013). She was fellow at the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures"/ Freie Universität - Berlin 2009/2010. Her works include: Lina Saneh Body-P-Arts Project (a website project, 2007 and installation, 2009), Someone Must Have Been Telling Lies About Me (vidéo-installation, 2008), Appendice (2007), I Had A Dream, Mom (vidéo, 2006), Extrait d’Etat Civil (2000).

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