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UK Premiere | Lebanon

Lebanese choreographer and performer Ali Chahrour brings the final part of his acclaimed trilogy exploring mourning rituals for the first time to the UK. May He Rise… is a dance performance and a ceremony where death in all its primitiveness emerges from the depth of the earth to become a rite for life. A mourning woman acts as a priestess, summoning the three men to experience grief and loss with her. Tapping into stories and legends summoned from deep cultural memory, this piece calls upon our collective human experience.

May He Rise… is a collaboration with great talent including the Syrian actress Hala Omran (star of the film Bab El Cham by Yousry Nasrallah) and Lebanese musicians Ali Hout and Abed Kobeissy aka Two or The Dragon, an up-and-coming electro-acoustic duo revisiting traditional instruments. An affecting and daring work that places the living body centre stage.

Presented in partnership with Sadler’s Wells with additional support from British Council and Drosos Foundation.


Thu 4–Fri 5 July 2019


Some Arabic with English Surtitles
Post Show Talk on Fri 5 July
Production contains female nudity


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Lilian Baylis Studio

Sadler’s Wells
Rosebery Avenue
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