Laila Soliman – MUSEUM OF LUNGS
MUSEUM OF LUNGS is a musical documentary performance that excavates archive material and mixes intimate confession with haunted histories to propose vulnerability as a core of strength and illness as a site of resistance and transformation.
In contemporary South Africa, where tuberculosis is endemic, a woman writer tells her personal story of living with undiagnosed TB for years before receiving treatment, to ask questions about the precariousness of our individual bodies and collective bodies, highlighting the historic colonial, and systemic racial violence of our healthcare and political systems.
The writer, Stacy Hardy and her puppet doppelganger, alongside musicians and composers Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir, together with director Laila Soliman collaborate to create a multi-vocal performance of love, loneliness, fragility, and death, speaking to the fundamental impossible bravery of being alive and being human today.
A co-production with FFT Düsseldorf, Kaaitheater Brussels, Kaserne Basel and HAU Berlin.
Funded by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL
Tuesday, 25. September 2018, 20:00 Premiere
Wednesday, 26. September 2018, 20:00
Thursday, 27. September 2018, 20:00
Tuesday, 2. October 2018, 20:00
Wednesday, 3. October 2018, 20:00
Wednesday, 24. October 2018, 20:00
Friday, 26. October 2018, 20:00
Saturday, 27. October 2018, 20:00
Friday, 2. November 2018, 20:00
Saturday, 3. November 2018, 20:00
Text & Performance
Composition & live Music
Nancy Mounir, Neo Muyanga
Light design & Technic
Production & touring
Franziska Schmidt, produktionsDOCK
Produktion & Booking