Hanane Hajj Ali


"The piece lurches knowingly from sacred to profane and - more importantly - from the sublime to the banal and the mortal imponderables that wander between them."
The Daily Star, Lebanon
Performed in Arabic with English surtitles. Please note this performance is not wheelchair accessible.
_ Time: 11.50
_ Duration: 60 mins
_ Venue: Demonstration Room
_ Age Suitability: PG

Hanane Hajj Ali, a 50-something Lebanese performer, jogs every day to avoid osteoporosis, obesity and depression.  Her route takes her through her own personal space and the public spaces of Beirut, revisiting roles, characters, desires, aspirations and disappointments along the way. The exercise brings her body a rush of adrenaline and dopamine; alternating destructive and constructive effects, mirroring an ever-changing city that destroys to build and builds to destroy.  Alone on a bare stage, Hanane – woman, wife and mother – lifts the veil on her identity.

Performed in Arabic with English surtitles

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