COME AS YOU ARE
Amsterdam - Groningen / 2011 / 30 Min
The meeting point of the two men is in the Sinai. Though a beautiful and serene place, their mental meeting point is a zone of unrest. However, a micro and macro communication arises between them, shot through with a good dose of black humor. As an American Coca Cola commercial stated: "For each weapon sold worldwide... 20,000 people share a Coca -Cola". Is this a joke? Is it pathetic? Or is there actually a bit of truth in it? Come as You Are invites you to see what a fresh Coca-Cola on the beach can do for the Middle Eastern man who drinks it.
Mohamed Fouad is a Cairo-based Egyptian dancer and choreographer. He has created and performed a number of pieces, and has recently established his own group, ‘Ka’af. Nir de Volff is a Berlin-based dancer and choreographer of Iraqi-Dutch descent, and director of the group Total Brutal. Total Brutal has performed Nir’s work throughout the world. Haytham Safia is a Utrecht-based Israeli/Palestinian musician and composer. Although he is essentially a classical Arabic musician, his compositions and music are influenced by other musical styles such as Persian, Balkan and jazz. Haytham has released eight CDs.
Performed by: Fouad Mohamed, Nir de Volff, Haytham Safia
Photos: Jan Boeve
Come as You Are is co-produced by Dancing on the Edge and Grand Theatre Groningen.
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