April 19, 2017 & April 20, 2017
Location: Irwin Theatre, LAU Beirut
An experimental music & performance by LAU Mosaic Ensemble
“I Am Not a Terrorist” is an experimental performance, in which the director intends to arouse thoughts and feelings that might create a constructive awareness of today’s current international socio-political situation. One can see how Middle Eastern individuals have been mistreated and misjudged by the West just because they were born in these lands. The topic is not clearly a black and white one. There are important questions that one should be able to ask oneself and analyze. This does not mean that terrorism should be acceptable, because it is not. The intention of the show as an experimental performance is to make the audience discuss and reflect upon what creates the environment for such behavior and its repercussions without forgetting the significance of the human component on the three sides; the West, the Middle East and the terrorist groups. Why do they react that way? Is it due to power, oil, religion, culture, illiteracy, privilege and oppression, or just dominion strategies of fear? By combining multimedia, 3D projection, music and dance, the audience will be engaged with the question of authenticity, truth, perception and reality.
Artistic Team: Voice, Percussion & Sound Sculptures Instrument: Sandra Azki, Guitar & Electronics: Karl Bou-Rjely, Voice, Dancer & Choreography: Nadine Daouk, Voice & Piano: Lynn El Jbeily, Voice & Choreography: Omar Hamadeh, Oud: Mortada Hariri, Voice & Sound Sculptures Instrument: Majd Khiami, Voice, Percussion & Choreography: Natalie Maalouf, Voice & Piano: Rayan Najd, Clarinet, Electric Guitar and Electronics: Mohammed Zahzah, Trumpet, Percussion & Sound Sculptures Instruments: Martín Loyato, Videographer: Ali Fakih, Videographer & Editor: Rayan Chehab, Motion/Kinetic Typography: Ghida Ladkani, Light mapping: Ramy Inaty, Sound Engineer: Tarek Madani.
Tickets for 10,000 LBP available at Gulbenkian Ticket Booth - Tel: 01 786464 / 03 791314 ext.1172