Wujoud wa Hodoud
70 min. No spoken language Premiere 27. 07. 2018
The word “Wojoud” meaning “Existence” and the word “Hodoud” meaning “Borders” in Arabic, together draw personal stories of land, nation, division and struggle into the body and voice of eight Arab artists. This dance production is a 60-minute-piece that combines technology with the human form, as well as scripted intentionality with spontaneity, into a kinetic narrative of the human condition.
Concept/Director: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
Choreographer: Anas Nahleh, Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
Dance: Anas Nahleh, Emran Alamareen, Mohammad Qattan, Amer Ibrahim Dhman, Daniel issa, Omar Murra, Jalal Abu Khadejeh, Mahmoud Ahmad, Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh, Odai Talal, Jamal Suliman, Asem Al Khaja, Omar Hasanain
Original Score: Zaid Sajdi
Light Designer: Jiří Šmirk
Visuals and installation: Ren
Associate designer and technical support: Asem Al Khaja
Coordination and communication: Ahmed Ziad, Waseem Abd Rabu
Photographer: Ghassan Sela, Emily Nevis, Nuria Osama , Mohammad Emad, Ren, Orestis Alexiadis
Video-grapher: Mohammad Ali, Amr Abu Eitah, Ren
“There is nothing pretentious of this piece. It is very honest. You can see dancers are giving everything they to the performance.”
It is perfect. The transition is especially good. It is all about details. It is done well. I don’t like something predictably. Each choreography looks like it is promptly cut.