by Samaa Wakim & Samar Haddad King
Co-creators: Samaa Wakim & Samar Haddad King
Performer & choreographer: Samaa Wakim
Music by: Samar Haddad King
Song: Turathy Album- Autostrad
Prayer (spoken text): Mounira Wakim
Light Designer: Cord Haldun
Technical Director:Moody Kablaw
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, Khashabi Theatre, and Theaterformen Festival
With the support of the Swedish Postkod Foundation.
A project developed as part of the Goethe Institute project “Un|Controlled Gestures?” (2019-2020).
Special thanks: El Hamra Theatre
Can you still hear the bombs? I can hear them.
Growing up in a war zone means living and breathing politics. The Palestinian choreographer and performer Samaa Wakim asks herself how these experiences impact her identity in a new solo performance - Losing It - which explores how the trauma of previous generations manifests in her own body through movement and sound.
In a journey towards the moment she began to fear for her freedom, the piece dives into her memories of growing up under occupation, exploring the various realities she lives in, and the fantasies she’s created out of fear and hope in order to survive. As fear overtakes her, her world begins to disintegrate: the floor becomes unstable, and the sounds begin to warp, creating a world where reality and fantasy blur.
Created in conversation with a live score by Samar Haddad King (Artistic Director, YSDT), the soundscape features field recordings taken throughout Palestine since 2010. Accompanied by Wakim’s vocals, the sounds that once caused fear and the sounds that once provided solace become woven together to the point where past and present cloud the future.
“The performance is a string of states of tension. The soundscape, by Samar Haddad King makes a decisive contribution in the background and is correspondingly diverse.”
“She keeps falling but doesn’t give up… you could watch her for hours.”
At El Hamra Theatre (map)
Sep. 24 at 3 pm
Sep. 25 and 26 at 8:30pm
Sep. 27 at 7pm
Single price: 5 DT
Reduced rate: 3 DT for students & children < 12 years old
Free for residents of the medina upon presentation of an ID