ca. 60 min
in Arabic with German and English surtitles
New Media | Music Theatre
In co-production with Ashkal Alwan Beirut, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main and Kammerspiele Munich | Special thanks to: Jad Abi-Khalil, Kamel Khchiech, Fatima Khcheich, Lina Majdalanie and Bassel Quassem
Direction and Script: Rabih Mroué | Performer: Rima Khcheich | Stage: Rabih Mroué, Bettina Katia Lange | Lighting: Charlotte Marr | Sound: Viola Drewanz | Video: Dirk Windloff | Research: Petra Serhal | Archive: Rima Khcheich | Assistant to the director: Swen Lasse Awe | Translation English: Ziad Nawfal and Joumana Seikaly | Translation German and Surtitles: Karen Witthuhn and Yvonne Griese
In “Rima Kamel“, Rabih Mroué traces the early career of the Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich. Khcheich and her former persona, the child singer Rima Kamel, enter into a dialogue. Together they embark on a journey into the past, all the way back to childhood and an archive of memories. With reference to the individual history of a single person, Mroué shows how biographies are always marked by the cultural and political situation of a country.
The performances on 26 May in Nuremberg and on 29 May in Erlangen will be followed by artist talks in English.
Besides “Rima Kamel” Rabih Mroué will also present his Lecture-Performance “Sand in the Eyes” about the mechanisms and instrumentalisation of violence, martyr-cult and political propaganda.