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That Breath we held …
Doors open at 8 pm. Performance starts at 8:30 sharp. We apologize in advance for not admitting later comers due to the delicacy of the performance.
“will you look me in the eyes?
i’ll do the same
may be then we can breathe out
that breath we held
for far too long”
that breath we held… يَوْمٌ لَمْ يَنْتَهِ
A performance directed by: Alaa Minawia
A collaboration with Vladimir Kurumilian & Ahmed Amer
For an explosion to happen, the air is first sucked into the source of the explosion and then released out with total destruction. On the 4th of August 2020, the air in Beirut was sucked out.
The city held its breath and till this moment many could not breath out. The shock is beyond.
“That breath we held...'' is a performance about the implications of the 4th of August Beirut Explosion; an unimaginable collective trauma.
The performance asks one question: “How can we breathe out again?”
We will ask you to share your story privately with us and we will try to transform what you tell us into a music piece and an illustration. We will not share what you write to us in public. E-mail:
We hope that you can share with us what you went through, we will try everything we can to cherish and honor your story.
It is important to note that we do not assume any healing abilities. We ourselves are trying to deal with the implications of the explosion. We also firmly believe that heeling can only be
achieved when justice is served.
More infos here :
· Director / Performer: Alaa Minawi
· Pianist / performer: Vladimir Kurumilian
· Illustration / Performer: Ahmed Amer
· Production consultant: Josyane Boulos
Stage Manager: Lea Bou karim
Stage Manager: Naré Kurkjian
Stage Manager: Mariana Rozaik
Technical Director: Hagop Derghougassian
Sound Enginier: Joy Moughanni
Scenographer: Alaa Minawi
Psychology Advisor: Karim Dakroub
Video Documentation: Bashar Khattar
Poster Designer: Georges Torbey