My Phantom Limb by Aryeh Hasfari

My Phantom Limb by Aryeh Hasfari

Sun 07.0420:00 - 21:00
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In the face of disaster, what will you be willing to sacrifice?

This show, put together in just a few weeks in October for The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival, is a collection of fragments, episodes, songs and verses of spoken word. Some are my family stories from the Holocaust, some are about the resistance to the far-right government in Israel in recent years, and some about my own military service.

All of these connected by a point in time, on the verge of a regional war, when I decide to remain in Europe, no longer willing to sacrifice myself for the idea of a Jewish state.

After fighting for my country for many years, protesting, creating resistance art and warning of catastrophe, the face of disaster has left me torn between my past values and sheer cynicism.

The main theme of this piece will be my Zionist Phantom Limb. A pain that I feel from an organ that is no longer there.

In this dance of the devils, ghosts of the past rise and make claims for survival or self-sacrifice and solidarity.


photo by Daphne de Waart for the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival


Doors open: 19:00

Show starts: 20:00

Tickets: 12.00 euro (+0.50 cent bank fee)

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