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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

ARTIST TALK BY RABIH MROUƉ + LINA SANEH

Wed, April 23, 2014 • 3:00 PM • AVAYA Auditoritum (POB 2.302)

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It was on a documentary theatre directly linked to their country's situation that Lina Saneh and Rabih Mroué began a collaboration after their theatre art studies in Beirut, where both of them were born in 1966. Ceaselessly questioning theatre practice as it can further develop in today's world, they cross different forms to imagine a new way of writing a narrative on the stage. Plays, performances, video installations, everything is possible to query the social and political realities of a Lebanon that has trouble looking directly at its history and its contradictions. But the way that Lina Saneh and Rabih Mroué have of being truly close to Lebanese issues by favouring a permanent dialogue between art and reality permits them to be clearly heard above and beyond their country's borders.

Pooling their personal research, which they can also develop separately, they propose genuine documentary investigations and build fictions that communicate in an intentionally political fashion, often risky and with total freedom.

Join us as Rabih and Lina talk about their work and then open it up for discussion. This event is free and open to the public, with limited seating.  There is no need to RSVP through FUSEBOX.

 

Sponsored by: Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Flagship Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Performance as Public Practice Program, University of Texas


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