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Grand Voyage

(SYRIA/LEBANON/THE NETHERLANDS)

A multidisciplinary performance about diversity and uniformity

Is guilt lived by a community, paid for by the individual? When you decide to separate yourself from the group, and fall into your own singularity, are you burdened with another form of guilt? Grand Voyage wants to test the sensitivity of the individual in the group. The performance is a journey that takes on different forms, ranging from brutal road trip to procession, from escape to crusade, from pilgrimage to protest march. A journey on which its travelers are bound to one another yet try to bridge their contradictions.

Grand Voyage is a result of the international exchange between theater company DOX (The Netherlands) and Koon Theatre Group (Syria, Lebanon). Both companies are known for creating multidisciplinary, energetic and physical theater, and are able to present big topics in a light way. However, their approach and ways of research are completely different, which makes this collaboration one to watch!

choreography & direction Ryan Djojokarso, Ossama Halal performance Antoine Bouguier, Stephanie Kayal, Sarah Mashmoushy, Hani Andary, Nadine Wijshoff, Jeffrey Loewenicht artistic direction DOX Hildegard Draaijer dramaturgy Victor Mentink music Singhkeo Panya, Sophie Margat technical director Karam Abu Ayash coproduction DOX, Koon Theater Group, Dancing on the Edge duration 30’ language no problem 

Grand Voyage was made with the support of The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Lutfia Rabbani Foundation and ECF – STEP Travel Grants