The Love Behind My Eyes Ali Chahrour
An exploration of the many myths and stories of forbidden love based on Arabic heritage.
Part of a triptych entitled ‘Love’, The Love Behind My Eyes is a new piece by Ali Chahrour (DDF 2018, Leila’s Death) that delves into the many myths of love and passion based on Arabic tradition and heritage.↓ Read more
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From the show
“Ali Chahrour ties the past and the present together in a bouquet of paradoxical sensations. To appease, console, and restore faith in the future.”
Intricate feelings are exposed through movement, bringing to light the story of Mohamed Bin Daoud and his all-consuming love for Mohamed Bin Jamea; a love that could not be condoned within their religiously complex environment. Similar stories from Arabic history, many of which remain untold, as well as contemporary examples provide the inspiration for this work.
Throughout the performance, we see experiences of love and passion reflected through the body and its movement. We explore the connection and similarity across diverse societies found in these stories of forbidden love – punctuated by social norms, political constructs and religious doctrines.
- Directed and Choreographed by Ali Chahrour
- Performers Leila Chahrour, Ali Chahrour, Chadi Aoun
- Music Abed Kobeissy
- Film Director Salim Morad
- Lighting Designer Guillaume Tesson
Commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival.