I KNOW NOT - SUFI STORIES with CHIRINE EL ANSARY

Event Type: 
Public Event
When: 
Sunday, 9 December 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
British Museum
Great Russell St
WC1 London
GB
Cost: 
£8 and £6 for members


Crick Crack Club at British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1
I KNOW NOT - SUFI STORIES with CHIRINE EL ANSARY

In a performance laced with subversion, rebellion, comedy, poetry, and philosophy, the acclaimed Egyptian performer, Chirine El Ansary, takes an unexpected journey into the bizarre and beautiful Sufi realm. Simultaneously ancient and contemporary, this is a performance full of mystics, forgotten faiths, fairy tales and inklings.  Book Tickets; http://crickcrackclub.com/epicsundays/

 

 

 

Sunday 9 December 2018,
14.30–17.00 
BP Lecture Theatre 
Tickets £8
Members/Concessions £6

 

Cairo born, and Le Coq and Goldsmith’s trained in Paris and London - Chirine El Ansary is a storyteller and physical performer living in France, and working in French, English and Arabic. Chirine was one of the first performers to perform in the ancient buildings in the heart of the old city of Cairo, and in the markets and old palaces of Damascus and Aleppo. Today she is an international storyteller and has performed in cities diverse as Sana’a, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Rome, Naples, Rotterdam and Paris… and made her mark in the UK at Crick Crack Club seasons at the Barbican and Soho theatre. 

 

Her work includes performances of The Arabian Nights; her remarkable adaptation of the Banu Hilal epic (premiered at the Barbican in 2005); experimental movement solos based on Italo Calvino's prose; Sufi tales and performance poetry. Since 1996 she has been entirely dedicated to the art of story-performing with a very physical approach and a deep interest in how words and movements can combine to communicate moods, atmospheres and images. Political, ironic and social elements are ever present in her performances. 

 

In 2012 Chirine is part of Transit 5 International Women’s festival, at the Odin theatre, Holstebro, Denmark. She also works as a radio actress, featuring in productions such as the Naguib Mahfouz trilogy, on BBC Radio 4, and recordings of her own storytelling for Radio Monte Carlo-Moyen Orient. Chirine leads workshops in performance and storytelling in various communities, for extremely diverse groups; from teenagers and young adults in the Egyptian Oasis, to public school teachers in Alexandria and professional actors in Syria and the UK. Chirine is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

 

‘Chirine's persona lives, like all good storytellers, on the bridge between reality and the world of the story.’Cairo Times

 

‘...the storyteller of our hearts...’Our Word Magazine, Cairo

 

‘Chirine's persona lives, like all good storytellers, on the bridge between reality and the world of the story.’ Cairo Times

‘...the storyteller of our hearts...’ Our Word Magazine, Cairo