Join us for MENA IS HERE in The Machinefabriek!
MOUNA LAROUSSI – FATIMA, VROUW MET 1001 GEZICHTEN (FATIMA, WOMAN WITH 1001 FACES)
Sunday, 14 May | 14:30
Mouna Laroussi’s new theatre show, in which you will meet Fatima, is according to theaterkrant “the Moroccan Brigitte Kaandorp”. She is golden and knows how to wrap difficult subjects in funny stories about her cheeky niece Bouchra and vulnerable old Haj. With a diverse cast of characters, Mouna paints a picture of a population that left hearth and home to build a new life in a faraway land.
Lending Fatima her voice, she does not mince words in the process. Because this friendly Moroccan aunt says what she thinks about things in a very honest way, but also has an ear for other opinions. She pairs humour with guts, and even if you don’t agree with her, you can’t help but love her.
“Very refreshing and compelling case for equality.” – ★★★★ Theaterkrant
A NITE WITH BAB AD-DAAR: YARA’S WEDDING
Tuesday, 16 May | 16:00 & 20:15
Can a marriage last without love? Are money and status important for a healthy relationship? Do different cultures practice different kinds of love?
In “A NITE WITH BAB AD-DAAR: Yara’s Wedding”, we show love in all shapes and sizes. Do you identify more with the culture of your motherland or that of your new home? Or is it somewhere in between? Exciting questions, exciting answers.
Bab Ad-Daar (meaning: ‘The door is always open’) is a community of over 150 ‘newcomers’ who rehearse together, create performances and develop theatrical participation programmes at NITE’s performances.
DWDW & BAB AD-DAAR PRESENT: LET’S GO DABKE
Friday, 19 May | 16:00–21:00
De Wijk De Wereld & Bab Ad-daar present:
Let’s Go Dabke
Come eat, come dance! Only with good food, you can dance a Dabke. Anyone can master the Dabke, regardless of origin or previous experience. This incredibly popular circle dance from countries such as Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine is now also a big hit in the Netherlands. From large festivals such as Lowlands to club nights and weddings: the Dabke is everywhere. Of course, it will also make an appearance during MENA is Here! Bab Ad-daar will be opening its doors, and there will be delicious food, fun, and fantastic live music. Come on, and Let’s go Dabke!