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Mokhallad Rasem, Toneelhuis

Meeting and talking with others are important building blocks in Mokhallad Rasem’s artistic trajectory. What motivates those whom you meet along your way, who are sometimes far from house and home? What occupies them? What are their dreams for the future? But also, what personal history weighs them down?

These questions are essential for Mokhallad Rasem, both personally and as a theatre maker – a fact that did not escape the notice of Sofie de Smet. She is working on her PhD in Dramaturgy and Psychology, in which she focuses on a contemporary artistic creation – actual practice must have a word – and found an ally in Mokhallad Rasem. In Tijdelijk (Temporary), Rasem embarks on an exploration with eleven young refugees from Syria who share a physical and mental space. What binds them even more than their common past is the temporariness of their present situation and the uncertainty of the future. In search of recognition and distinctions, they examine each other’s desires: are they yearning for old dreams, creating new ones, or bringing the old and the new in line with each other?


  • Mokhallad Rasem


  • Mokhallad Rasem
  • Sofie de Smet


  • Alaa Howija
  • Asaad Merza
  • Ayham Saloum
  • Ghaith Alhussein
  • Marwa Faraj
  • Qutayba Alahmad
  • Razan Ismael
  • Sherwan Wallo
  • Turkieh Allour


  • Steff Nellis


  • Soulaf Abou Saeb


  • GC De Kriekelaar
  • S:PAM UGent / OE Educatie, Cultuur & Samenleving KU Leuven
  • Toneelhuis
  • Toneelhuis

thanks to

  • Erasmus+ Youth in Action
  • JINT
  • Refu Interim
  • TransfoCollect

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  1. Thursday 7 December 2017 — GC De Kriekelaar, Schaarbeek
  2. Friday 8 December 2017 — GC De Kriekelaar, Schaarbeek
  3. Saturday 9 December 2017 — GC De Kriekelaar, Schaarbeek
  4. Friday 15 December 2017 — 20h00 — Bourlazolder, Antwerpen
  5. Saturday 16 December 2017 — 20h00 — Bourlazolder, Antwerpen
  6. Sunday 17 December 2017 — 15h00 — Bourlazolder, Antwerpen
  7. Tuesday 20 November 2018 — 21h00 — Stuk, Leuven
  8. Tuesday 15 January 2019 — 12h30 — BOZAR, Brussel, Brussel

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