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Riding on a Cloud

New Scene (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00



8. 10. 2017

In Riding on a Cloud, Rabih Mroué examines the personal and political heritage of conflict and trauma.

To this performance he has invited his brother Yasser to play a character that is reminiscent of himself, a person who was injured in the civil war in Lebanon and lost his ability to use words. Afterwards, Yasser began making videos as a sort of therapy to regain an understanding of the relationship between reality and representation. Using these videos, photos and lyrics, he weaves a highly personal story. But it is at the same time collective: through Yasser’s story we get a complement to the construction that is our historiography. For whose truth fits into that construction?

Performed with English and Czech surtitles.

writer and director: Rabih Mroué in collaboration with Sarmad Louis

performer: Yassar Mroué

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