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FFF | Rabih Mroué: Riding on a cloud

4 - 5 May 2014
Upper Stage
The internationally celebrated Lebanese artist makes his Greek debut with two singular spectacles.
Ticket: 15€ | Concs 10€ | Unemployed 5€
Day offer (2 performances by Rabih Mroue) : 20€ / Concs 14€ / OCC Friends 20€
Riding on a Cloud

Name: Yasso.
Age: 17 years old.
Behavior in class: calm, disciplined, shy.
Behavior in the playground: sometimes he loves to play with his classmates.
Has a preference for collective activities.
Physical condition: very good.
Mental condition: rather focused.
Intelligence: very good.
Character: very stubborn.
Result: passes to First Grade.

Pictures; one disappears and another appears. Most of the time, he doesn’t understand the connection between a picture and the one next to it. He needs someone who knows him well to tell about it and set the picture in motion, so it’s not still anymore.

When memories in head are like still pictures with no scenes from the past, how the memory works?

The title of the idiosyncratic and moving “family” performance Riding on a Cloud is borrowed from a poetry collection by Yasser Mroue, Rabih’s brother. The two brothers share top billing in this performance in which Yasser comments on the events that redefined his existence and his dreams in his own way, reciting his poems, while Rabih demystifies a series of constructed narratives relating  to the events of the war in order to call into question established perceptions and collective self-delusions.


Performance by Rabih Mroué

Written and directed by Rabih Mroué
Assist in directing: Sarmad Louis

Performed by Yasser Mroué
Assistant director: Petra Serhal
English translation: Ziad Nawfal
Duration:  about 65 minutes
Language: Arabic and English, with surtitles

Supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Claus Fonds, Hivos & Stichting DOEN - (The Netherlands).

Special thanks to: Frie Leysen, Lina Saneh, Mroué's family (Souad, Ahmad, Ammar, Ziad, Maha, Mazen, Nabil and Fatima Bazzi), Ahlam Awada, Samar Maakaroun, Janine Broud, Karma and Nadi Louis.

Thanks to: Hito Steyerl, Manal Khader, Eric Baudelaire, Paul Khodr, Lamia Joreige, Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Fariba Derakhshani, Mohamad Hojeiry, Matthias Lilienthal, Ali Zuraik, Louis Family, Hagop Derghougassian, Ziad Mroué, Christine Tohmé and Ashkal Alwan.

See also Pixelated Revolution, the second spectacle with which the internationally celebrated Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué makes his Greek debut.

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5 May 2014

Upper Stage


After-performance talk with the participants in "Riding on a cloud"


4 - 5 May 2014

19:00 5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Ticket: 12€ | Concs 10€ | Unemployed 5€
Day offer (2 performances by Rabih Mroue) : 20€ / Concs 14€ / OCC Friends 20€


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