Mushrooms and Fig Leaves

In this creation, Omar Rajeh looks into the body; more precisely, he attempts to deconstruct, alienate, re-discover, and question our perception of the human body system today. Highlighting different body parts and constituents, the work re-thinks the mechanism, qualities and dynamics of the living installation. The body is seen in opposition to its virtual, still framed image, and the space that envelops it. The body is within architecture. The innovative guitarist, composer and oud player Mahmoud Turkmani, who is considered a renovator and bridge-builder between contemporary Western-classical and Arabic-traditional music, will write the music composition. The composition will be interpreted live with the Contralto Fadia Tomb El-Hage, who is considered by the international press one of the most beautiful voices of the Arab world.

Concept & Choreography Omar Rajeh Performed by Ali Chahrour, Guy Nader , Alia Hamdan , Emilie Thomas , Bassam Bou Diab, Mia Habis Composition/Oud/Guitar Mahmoud Turkmani Contralto Fadia Tomb El-Hage Violin Khaled Oweida Percussion Amro Mostafa Double Bass Ahmad Osman Costume Design Mia Habis Photography by Rima Maroun Technical directors Ricardo Clementi , Mustapha Yammout

A production of Omar Rajeh | Maqamat ( 2013) Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation