My city, my revolution

Hussein, Nesreen and Papadelli, Vanio and Goely, Mohamed and Picknett, Michael (2015) My city, my revolution. [Performance]

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Abstract

"But the city was there, close to me, looking over my shoulder, holding up the prism through which I understood the world…" (Ahdaf Soueif).

My City, My Revolution explores a woman’s fractured journey where the act of walking triggers the multiple narratives engrained in the fabric of a city, where a city becomes the site of displacement and alternative revolutions. In a multilayered form of storytelling, the performance evokes the experience of a woman living a revolution that redefines her relationship to two cities: London and Cairo. It speaks of home, the city, longing and belonging, and the melancholic tension of a dual existence.

Conceived and written by Nesreen Hussein (Egypt/UK) in collaboration with Vanio Papadelli (Greece/UK), Mohamed Goely (Egypt) and Michael Picknett (UK).

Performers: Vanio Papadelli and Nesreen Hussein.
Filmmaker/Editor: Mohamed Goely.
Sound Designer: Michael Picknett.

This performance is part of 'dis/placed': A week-long progamme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. Presented by Counterpoints Arts at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, between 16-21 June 2015.

Venue Details

  1. dis/placed
    • Location: The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall. London
    • Dates: 17 June 2015

Item Type: Performance
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 16794
Depositing User: Nesreen Hussein
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2015 14:05
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16794

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