Studies on the Movement of a Group
12-13 November | 8:00 PM
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Lebanese artist Ghida Hachicho’s critical, choreography-based work is infused with sharp analysis and an attention to detail tinged with humor. In Studies on the Movement of a Group, she investigates the behavior of groups and swarms, starting from an understanding of groups as compositions of changeable relationships, patterns, networks and images. The performance considers the processes by which groups are formed: how are relationships created between participants, and what can they say about the individual in relation to the collective? Hachicho and her performers evoke the movements of animals as well as those of human beings; the codes, behavioral patterns, interactions and dynamics they contain are both imitated and probed with the aid of choreographic practices and scores. These explorations end up generating a choreography that gestures towards the political processes by which groups are formed.
Duration: 45 min | Language: Arabic
Concept & Choreography: Ghida Hachicho
Performance: Mounzer Baalbaki, Bassam Abou Diab, Ghida Hachicho, Nivine Kallas, Stephanie Kayal
Music & Sound Design: Shakeeb Abu Hamdan
Light Design: Ricardo Clementi
Voice Over: Ghalas Charara
Translation: Ziad Chakaroun
Sound Technician: Ziad Moukarzel
Co-produced by Frankfurt LAB, Mousonturm, and Goethe-Institut Lebanon. Production of Frankfurt-Beirut is organized in cooperation with Ashkal Alwan. This production was made possible through a grant from Cultural Resource and with the support of Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.