IN MY HEART’S EYE: THE LOVE PROJECT
A performance by Zoukak Theatre Company 14, 15, 16 and 20, 21, 22 February, 8:30pm at Zoukak Studio, Beirut, Karantina
“The Love Project” studies a succession of ephemeral moments that have defined people’s various journeys. The performance involves the audience in a series of tableaux that encapsulate various love encounters; playing with the mechanisms of attraction, infatuation, daydreaming, and loss, as a process of endless re-enactments and a way to see the world through the Other.
Directed by: Maya Zbib Performers: Lamia Abi Azar, Louloua Ghandour, Junaid Sarieddine, Nasri Sayegh and Maya Zbib Scenographer: Nathalie Harb Assistant director: Line Itani Music selected and played by Ziad Nawfal — all tracks taken from the Ruptured Records catalog, 2012-2019
Light designer and technical director: Nadim Deaibes Technical Team: Bahaa Baddour, Nourhan Fakhoury, Salim Bou Ayash, Jean Kisswany, Fadi Ajlan Sound Engineer: George Abou Zeid Stage managers: Line Itani, Sari Shrayteh and Marianne Kortbani Graphic designer: Maya Chami Communication officer: Marianne Kortbani English translation: Rayya Badran and Ziad Nawfal Production manager: Mohamad Hamdan and Nancy Nasreddine
U.S.-born musician Nathan Larson and Lebanese producer and promoter Ziad Nawfal were the guests of Leyla Nahas on Radio Liban 96.2FM, to describe the long road leading to the creation and production of Beirut Drone ’19.
Put together by Nawfal’s Ruptured and Larson’s Lumen Project, in partnership with Ziad Moukarzel’s Woodwork Studios, this 12-hour festival took place in Beirut on June 15 at Zoukak Studio, and featured no less than 21 Lebanese and international top-notch musicians and VJ’s.
1. Stephanie Merchak
2. Youmna Saba
3. Charbel Haber & Oiseaux-Tempête
4. Wildbirds & Peacedrums
5. Maria W. Horn
Ruptured and Zoukak Theatre Company present Interbellum Album Launch Concert Wednesday 26 September, 9pm
Karl Mattar – vocals, guitar, synth
Julia Sabra – vocals, synths
Camille Cabbabé – bass, synth
Pascal Semerdjian – drums
Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar, aka Charlie Rayne.
Formed in 2015, the project sees Mattar working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene.
Interbellum’s new album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” will be released by Lebanese independent record label Ruptured on September 26th during a performance at Zoukak Studio. International and online distribution will follow on October 5th via Cargo Records UK.
Copies of the album will be available at the door. Facebook event here