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05 – 06 July

Ēvolvō: Family Performance | ايفولفو

Ēvolvō: Family Performance | ايفولفو

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Box office: 020 7229 0706

Dates and Times

Friday 5 July - 3pm Saturday 6 July - 3pm
  • UK Premiere

A magic visual delight from one of Beirut’s freshest young talents. Conjuring up complex and wondrous images and optical illusions, ēvolvō follows a journey from idyllic nature in the mountains of Lebanon, filled with birdsong and the buzz of insects, to the busy street-life of Beirut with its startling roofscapes and noisy traffic. A strange creature invades the city, is it an ancient monster or an image of the city drowning in plastic pollution? The city is haunted by animal spirits. Like an open-ended riddle, ēvolvō can be read in many ways – filled with wonder and visual surprises.

This earlier start time is aimed at families and young audiences. 

Yara Boustany works at the crossroads of visual arts and performance. In 2015, she founded Amalgam, a theatre, dance, and circus training space in the heart of Beirut.

Presented with additional support from Arab fund for Arts and Culture, British Council, Drosos Foundation and Qatar Foundation International.

Image: Ayman Baalbaki.

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Book Tickets

Friday 5 July - 3pm
Saturday 6 July - 3pm
Presented with additional support from Arab fund for Arts and Culture, British Council, Drosos Foundation and Qatar Foundation International.
Having obtained her degree in audio-visuals from ALBA, Yara Boustany continued her studies at CAU Theatre, Dance and Circus School, Granada, Spain. In 2015, she founded “Amalgam Studio” in Beirut a space for performers to develop their practice.
Her work focuses on transforming words, images, ideas and thoughts into movements, visuals and sounds. She took part in national and international performances, including her solos ‘Astroturf’ and ‘One day – One Night – Beirut’, the latter premiered at the International Solotanz Festival, Germany and was later presented in the Solo Dance Festival of Ankara, Turkey. In 2017, she received a grant from “AFAC” - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to produce ‘ēvolvō’ which premiered in BIPOD "Beirut International Platform of Dance" and was later presented in Al Madina Theatre in Beirut and in “Cialo Umsyl - Body/Mind” Festival in Warsaw, Poland. In 2019 she participated in “Breaking Art”, Athens a project that brings choreographers and composers together where she started to work on her new piece in collaboration with musician Giorgios Gargalas.
 
Photo credit: Dada Dante

05 – 06 July

Ēvolvō: Family Performance | ايفولفو

Ēvolvō: Family Performance | ايفولفو

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Dates and Times

Friday 5 July - 3pm Saturday 6 July - 3pm
  • UK Premiere