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Above Zero

Osama Halal / Koon Theatre Group

A multidisciplinary Syrian theater performance inspired by Brecht

A large cast from a multitude of disciplines and backgrounds is searching for the answers to life’s questions in an age of war. The stories and poems of Bertold Brecht provided a starting point for the performance. Whilst reflecting on their own personal experiences, the performers seek to address, through dance, mime, rap, and theater the vicious circle in which violence creates fear and fear creates violence.

SET DESIGN AND CREATION Osama Halal WITH Bassam Abou Diab, Amer Albarzawi, Mayar Alexani, Rakan Altaji Alfarouqi, Haian Arshied, Antoine Bouguier, Stéphanie Kayyal, Ahmad Al Naffoury, Genwa Samhat LENGTH 75’ LANGUAGE Arabic with English surtitles

Members of the Syrian theater group Koon Theatre will also give a theater workshop to refugee youngsters from Utrecht. A presentation is given by these talented youngsters, on invitation of Dancing on the Edge, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht and Stichting New Dutch Connections.