May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance

Cinquième Salle From May 25 To 27, 2019

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A priestess keens her grief. Her voice scrapes the soul. Three men emerge from the bowels of the earth.

The Lebanese choreographer Ali Chahrour composes a primitive ceremony of staggering intensity. Between the sacred and the profane, the funeral procession begins with furious vitality. Heartrending chants, coded dance, secular rhythms; the life-affirming power of the funeral ritual is explosive. In a world of perpetual warfare, music provokes a state of trance and emancipation comes at the cost of everlasting affliction.

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  • Venue : Cinquième Salle
  • Producer / Presenter : Festival TransAmériques
  • Choreographer : Ali Chahrour
  • Duration (subject to change without notice) : 1 hour
  • Language : In Arabic with English and French surtitles
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