Homegrown Politics/Mezrab & Dancing On The Edge Special
Date: Tue 19.11 Time: 20:00 - 23:00
‘Dancing on the Edge’-Mezrab Storytelling Night Special
During Homegrown Politics Mezrab host, theater maker and performer Margo van de Linde takes the audience on a journey in three stages revolving around the question ‘How is the personal political?’ By inviting several guests to share with us the words they have written based on their own questions surrounding identity, culture, gender or race. Words that do not represent dominant systems, but instead give voice to the one, to the human. By this, we look at the subversion that comes from intimacy, from transparency, from the willingness to stand alone and speak.
The evening begins with the performance Three Seconds by Mayar Alexan and Hoor Malas, and opens out into a selection of storytelling and performance, using the spoken word as a means for claiming one’s identity. The performers of the evening are Anastasis Sarakatsanos, Annefleur Schep and Abhishek Thapar. Eventually the audience will be asked to reflect on what they have seen in order for the final act to be created – a collaborative work as spoken by one voice.
‘Dancing on the Edge’ finds the perfect partner in Mezrab to explore and experience the need for alternative stages, engaged communities, diverse audiences and for emphasizing the politics of storytelling, performance and collective experience. Each night is based on themes within the festival and explored through performances, storytelling and music. A program bringing together local performers, festival performers and spectators.
host Margo van de Linde
duration 180 min
Mum and Dad soup
doors open 19:00