Contemporary scenes from the Arab world

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With Alternatives théâtrales and the Maison Jean Vilar

This issue testifies to the diversity of scenic forms in the Arab world, in the Maghreb, the Mashreq, and internationally.

Maison Jean Vilar © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


With a great diversity of forms and aesthetics, the theater of the Arab countries is still unknown in Europe today. Without being exhaustive, this issue proposes a historical approach to the scenic forms of the Maghreb and the Mashreq, and above all to testify to their vitality in Europe and in the rest of the world, through the eyes of artists and researchers.


With Ali Chahrour Lebanese dancer and choreographer, Hanane Hajj Ali Lebanese playwright, director, artivist and actress, Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi curator and dramaturge, Mylène Lauzon director of La Bellone in Brussels, Paul Rondin deputy director of the Avignon Festival and co-president of France Festivals

Moderated by Marjorie Bertin editor-in-chief of the issue and journalist at RFI and Transfuge, Sylvie Martin-Lahmani editorial director of Alternatives théâtrales


In partnership with the Goethe Institute in Brussels

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