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Performance: Rima Najdi "I Grew an Alien Inside of Me"

07.10.2022 to 08.10.2022 - Tanzquartier Wien

Performance: Rima Najdi "I Grew an Alien Inside of Me"


@ Maria Kassab @ Maria Kassab

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sat, 08.10.2022
20.30 h
sat, 08.10.2022
19.30 h
fri, 07.10.2022
19.30 h

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A meditation on two of the most powerful human experiences – birth and revolution.

In this multi-media performance, Rima Najdi explores birth and revolution in tandem. Drawing from the remembered, felt experiences of mothers in labour and protesters in the street, "I Grew an Alien Inside of Me" asks how the body can subvert, circumscribe, and repurpose meanings of the event. Digitised loops play with rhythm, repetition, breath, and expectation and invite audiences to engage and interact with testimonies of giving birth and participating in a protest. Far from following a linear logic or a singular ontology, the cyclical, chaotic experiences of labour and finding and losing comrades in the street point to a different kind of clarity and vision that cannot be reduced to outcomes. The resulting choreography invites reflections on the most powerful of human experiences – those of giving birth and participating in a revolution.

Tashweesh Talk: Following the performance on 07.10., join the talk with Tashweesh curators Tania El Khoury and Bochra Triki at TQW Studios. Moderation: Sonja Eismann (Missy Magazine)


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