‘Falling Grace’: Indecipherable, but entertaining

BEIRUT – The Linga Company’s “Falling Grace,” featuring Polish and Italian artists Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, is dance fragmented. Staged at the Masrah al-Madina Saturday evening as part of the Beirut International Platform of Dance (BIPOD), the 60-minute performance was subdivided into distinctive chapters.The piece opens with calm and accelerates into chaos. Two men...
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The Minister’s satirical visit

BEIRUT – When it comes to human vice, the case has been amply made that satire is a sharp tool for ridicule. “Ziyarat al-Sayed al-Wazir” (“The Minister’s visit”), a political burlesque that premiered at Masrah Babel Wednesday evening, is a case in point. Written and directed by Hisham Zinedine this comedy lampoons people’s blind submission to their political leaders in an...
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