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Let’s Talk about Art

Ali Chahrour + Hala Omran +
Nayla Naoufal

For years, choreographer Ali Chahrour has been developing an artistic approach rooted in his hometown of Beirut. His approach explores ways to represent the most intense emotions on stage. He will talk with Syrian actress and singer Hala Omran to explore a question they ask themselves again and again: why do we create art? In their search for expression and meaning, they are guided by a spark of light: the possibility of touching the transformative power of art.

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Ali Chahrour (Beyrouth)

Chahrour combines dance and music in his work and creates a unique aesthetic of the dancing body by working with non-professionals, chosen for the authenticity of their being, their way of moving, and the stories they carry.

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Hala Omran (Marseille)

Franco-Syrian Actress and singer Hala Omran graduated in 1994 from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus. She then refined her skills in Europe alongside renowned mentors such as Eugenio Barba, Ariane Mnouchkine, and Matthias Langhoff.

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Nayla Naoufal (Tio’tià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal)

Born in Beirut, Nayla Naoufal (elle, she, her) is the artistic director of Festival Accès Asie in Tio’tià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal.

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