MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World

Marathon of Solos & Performances

10 - 11 March 2012
18:00
Upper Stage
Major contemporary artists will be presenting their work in Greece for the first time in a marathon of performances, monologues, readings, music and dance.
1-session ticket: 10 € | Concs. 5 €
2-sessions ticket: 14 €
2-sessions ticket: 18 €
Meeting Points All (-65%)
Meetings Points 6 will provide audiences with an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the work of important names on the contemporary Arab scene who will be presenting their work in Greece for the first time in a marathon of performances, monologues, readings and dance. The artists will include the dancers and choreographers Selma & Sofiane Ouissi from Tunis with their online dance performance Here(s); the film-makers and visual artists Ioanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige from Beirut; the independent Cairene author and director, Laila Soliman, with her performance No Time for Art, which is based on “diaries, sounds, movements, news and anything that constitutes a revolution”. The Marathon will also feature two artists from Damascus: the writer Mohammad Al Attar, with a new work about the conditions in which prisoners are kept in Syria, and the director, Omar Abu Saada, who will be presenting a multimedia project entitled Look at the streets… this is how hope looks like…, a work examining the role played by social networking in the organization and spread of the recent uprisings in the Arab world. Two influential artists from Beirut are the renowned sound artist Tarek Atoui and the architect and writer Tony Chakar. Finally, Samah Hijawi from Amman and Hafiz Dhaou form Tunis will present their performances.

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Marathon I
Saturday 10 March

Session 1
18:00-19:00 – Omar Abu Saada (Damascus): Look at the Streets… This is how Hope looks like… (2011), 45 min. / reading / Arabic with surtitles in Greek / Performance Director: Omar Abu Saada / Playwright: Mohammad Al Attar / Performer: Reem Ali
 
19:00-20:00 – Mohammad Al Attar (Damascus): Can you please look at the camera? (2011), 45 min. / reading / Arabic with surtitles in Greek / Text: Mohammad Al Attar / Director: Omar Abu Saada / Performers: Lama Hakin, Fatima Laila, Jamal Chkair, Wessam Talhouq

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Session 2
20:30-21:30 – Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Beirut / Paris): Aida, Save Me (2009), 50 min. / lecture performance / French with surtitles in Greek / Coproduction: Les Halles de Shaerbeck, Chantier TEMPS D’IMAGES 2009

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Session 3
22:00-22:45 – Tarek Atoui (Beirut): Infinite Times Zero (2010-12), 45 min. / sound performance
CANCELED

 
2-sessions ticket: 14 €
3-sessions ticket: 18 €
Meeting Points All ticket (-65%)
 
Marathon II
Sunday 11 March

Session 1
18:00-19:00 – Samah Hijawi (Amman): The sexual physiology of hermaphrodites (2011), 50 min. / performance / English with simultaneous translation into Greek

19:00-19:30 – Hafiz Dhaou and Aicha M’Barek (Tunis / Lyon): Do you believe me? (2011), 15 min. / dance  / Concept, performance, texts and sound design: Hafiz Dhaou and Aicha M’Barek / Commissioned by MP6

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Session 2
20:00-21:00 – Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, in collaboration with Yacine Sebti (Tunis / Paris): Here(s) (2011), 45 min. / online dance performance (via Skype) / Concept & choreography: Selma and Sofiane Ouissi / Software & interactive installation: Yacine Sebti

21:00-22:00 – Tony Chakar (Beirut): One Hundred Thousand Solitudes (2011), 45 min. / lecture performance / English with simultaneous translation into Greek

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Session 3
22:30-23:30 – Laila Soliman (Cairo): No Time for Art / a series of documentary performances addressing police and military violence today in Egypt

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2-sessions ticket: 14 €
3-sessions ticket: 18 €
Meeting Points All ticket (-65%)
RELEVANT EVENTS

9 Mar 2012

18:00 Upper Stage
Free entrance

VISUAL ARTS

MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World Conversations: Revolutions of the Present / Omar Amiralay: Civic Imagination

7 - 8 Mar 2012

20:30 Main Stage
15 - 18 - 28 €
Μειωμ. 7 - 10 - 15 €
Meeting Points All ticket

THEATRE

MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World Jalila Baccar & Fadhel Jaïbi: Amnesia