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.