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Mother Song

Mokhallad Rasem, Toneelhuis

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The Trojan War, also called the ‘mother of all wars’, presents a hallucinatory series of portraits of women who see their lives and loves devastated by the  absurdity of war: Clytemnestra, the Trojan Hecabe, Andromache, Cassandra,…

Mokhallad Rasem draws inspiration from the allegations these women sent out into the world: lamentations which express both the senselessness of violence and the anger at one’s own powerlessness.

We don’t need to look far for the similarity with countries like Iraq, Syria and Libya which have been ripped apart by war, extremism and sectarian violence and where grief and suffering echo down the centuries. With images he shot in Iraq, Mokhallad Rasem shows how women in these countries deal with violence and its knock-on effects. The perennial question is: and what about after the violence?  

Credits

concept, director

  • Mokhallad Rasem

dramaturgy

  • Erwin Jans
  • Ina Tartler
  • Julia Engelmayer

with

  • Hanna Binder
  • Sally Ghannoum
  • Tijen Goosen Lawton
  • Anna Unterberger
  • Bettina Kerl

production

  • Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen, Bolzano
  • Landestheater Niederösterreich, St. Pölten

coproduction

  • Toneelhuis

thanks to

  • Österreichisches Kulturforum (ÖKF)

All data

There are no upcoming activities for this event.

  1. Saturday 3 March 2018 — 19h30 — Landestheater Niederösterreich, Sankt Pölten
  2. Saturday 10 March 2018 — 19h30 — Landestheater Niederösterreich, Sankt Pölten
  3. Wednesday 14 March 2018 — 19h30 — Landestheater Niederösterreich, Sankt Pölten
  4. Thursday 15 March 2018 — 19h30 — Landestheater Niederösterreich, Sankt Pölten
  5. Friday 23 March 2018 — 19h30 — Landestheater Niederösterreich, Sankt Pölten
  6. Wednesday 4 April 2018 — Bolzano Bozen, Italy, Bolzano
  7. Thursday 5 April 2018 — Bolzano Bozen, Italy, Bolzano
  8. Friday 6 April 2018 — Bolzano Bozen, Italy, Bolzano
  9. Saturday 7 April 2018 — Bolzano Bozen, Italy, Bolzano
  10. Sunday 8 April 2018 — Bolzano Bozen, Italy, Bolzano
  11. Thursday 19 April 2018 — 20h30 — Landestheater Niederösterreich, Sankt Pölten
  12. Tuesday 24 April 2018 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  13. Wednesday 25 April 2018 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

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