Un-Marry Us is an invitation to a rooftop wedding party on Nahj El-Bacha Street. This is a research-based site-specific performance exploring the old medina as a refuge for marginalised communities and those who are fighting for personal freedom and collective dignity. Mixing food, music, oral histories, and urban research, we will turn the city into a scenography, its rooftops into stages. Bring your party gear!
Tania el Khoury (Beyrouth)
Tania El Khoury is an artist working between London and Beirut. She creates interactive installations and challenging performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Tania’s solo work has toured internationally, and for which she is the recipient of the Total Theatre Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. She is currently working on a practice-based PhD between the Departments of Drama and Geography at Royal Holloway College, University of London.
Her research and publications focus on Live Art in the time of the uprisings. She is the co-founder of Dictaphone Group, a research and performance collective aiming at reclaiming public space in Lebanon.
With the collaboration of Beity and Damj
Assistant : Mohamed Ali Agrebi
Urban researcher : Aymen Gharbi
Performed by Lorenzo, Fouchika (Yasmina Gaida), Mohamed Ali Agrebi, Asma Romdhane, Nourhene Kadri, Hiba Ghodbani, Aida El Kaabi, Zied Methni, Wafa Khalfallah, Yoldez Bettayeb, Raoudha El Ferchichi, Jewida Ben Khemaies and Snoopy.
Caterer : Zied Methni
Production : L’Art Rue
Technical Partner : SYBEL Light & Sound
Place provided by Municipalité de la ville de Tunis, Dar Ben Gacem
With the supprot of Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Beity (via a programme financed by the European Union, the United Nations Population Fund and the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood).
The artistic residence of this artist was supported by the DROSOS-foundation as part of the project “”Fabrique artistique d’espaces populaires” (Artistic manufacturing of public spaces).