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Ali Chahrour: Leila’s Death

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Ali Chahrour: Leila’s Death
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 pm
Guuthrie's McGuire Proscenium Stage
$45 ($36 Walker members), $40 ($32), $35 ($28), $30 ($24), $20 ($16)

This devastatingly beautiful work by Lebanese theater artist/choreographer Ali Chahrour features a contemporary music trio from Beirut incorporating vocal work by Leila. A professional mourner paid to sing at funerals and burials in Southern Lebanon, she is part of a fading tradition of singers who have long played a key role in rituals of condolence. Chahrour taps this custom and combines it with contemporary global dance, theatrical movement, and storytelling to make something glowingly universal and artistically fresh. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Copresented by Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center