An attempt to understand my socio-political disposition
© David Bergé

PROJECT

An attempt to understand my socio-political disposition (2005)

A solo on the edge of performance and stand-up comedy, about how art can NOT save the world.


“Halaby wants to stand up for the Palestinian cause, but every attempt to confront the audience with flash lights or a megaphone fail due to his own lack of commitment. This failure full of personal vulnerability has seldom been this clever and funny.”

De Morgen

An attempt to understand my socio-political disposition is the result of a research process in which Tarek looks into the varying and matching points between collective and personal stories, inside the choreographic creative processes. By presenting this piece as a ‘product’ in process, to finish or resolve, Tarek relates the work to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He questions and explores the ironies and paradoxes of art works with a deliberate political content.

Past Dates

September 2009

09/09
PICA (Portland)
26/09
MTSpace (Kitchener)
27/09
MTSpace (Kitchener)

November 2008

14/11
(Mons)

October 2008

19/10
Explore Festival (Boekarest)
22/10
Les Halles/Maserat Palestine (Brussel)

May 2008

01/05
Cultural Palace Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (Ramallah)
02/05
Cultural Centre (Nazareth (IS))
07/05
Stadsschouwburg Kortrijk (Kortrijk)
17/05
Fabbrica Festival (Porto)

April 2008

11/04
DeSingel/Bouge B (Antwerpen)
27/04
Maqamat Theatre/Beirut International Platform for Dance (Beirut )

March 2008

06/03
NoNA/No new artists (Mechelen)

February 2008

24/02
La Mekanica DBM (Barcelona)

October 2007

05/10
iDans (Istanbul)
10/10
Flekke ()
12/10
Meteor Festival (Bergen)
13/10
Meteor Festival (Bergen)

September 2007

29/09
Kampnagel (Hamburg)
30/09
Kampnagel (Hamburg)

March 2007

01/03
Tanzhausnrw Tanztank (Düsseldorf)
02/03
Tanzhausnrw Tanztank (Düsseldorf)
24/03
Zuiderpershuis (Antwerpen)
30/03
Vooruit (Gent)

February 2007

03/02
Musica per roma (Rome)

January 2007

24/01
De Brakke Grond/Something Raw (Amsterdam)

November 2006

04/11
ccBE/Moussem Festival (Berchem)

Credits

Concept and performance: Tarek HalabyThanks to: Jan Ritsema, Sandra Iché, Rabia Aghrib, my uncles Jean and Samir Halaby, Dr. Mahmoud Ashour and the many other Palestinians who shared their personal experiences with me and further educated me about the history of the Palestinian situationA big thanks to: My family and friends for their love, support, and interest in this projectCo-production: P.A.R.T.S.

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Duration: 40 min.
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