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The Love Behind My Eyes

Ali Chahrour
12 – 14.10.2023
The Love Behind My Eyes
Ali Chahrour
  • Dance
  • Performance
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Ali Chahrour's performance "The Love Behind My Eyes" addresses the different complexities of stories and myths on the subject of love. The performance is inspired by a 9th-century Arab legend, which recounts the tragic tale of Mohamed Ben Daoud and his lover Ben Jomea.


From 16 years old.

Choreography and direction Ali Chahrour
Playing Leila Chahrour, Chadi Aoun and Ali Chahrour
Music Abed Kobeissy
Light and stage design Guillaume Tesson
Title typography Ali Assi
Illustration and layout Chadi Aoun
Writing Isabelle Aoun
French translation Hoda Jaffal

A production of Ali Chahrour, in co-production with Kunstfest Weimar, Culture Resource, Festival Les Rencontres à l’Échelle – Marseille, Hammana Artist House, Houna Center and Art Jameel.

Press Review

In The Love Behind My Eyes there is much more than love to be found, in this quiet work of astonishing power and beauty.

Chris O'Rourke, The Arts Review
21 May 2021

Le spectacle The Love Behind My Eyes emporte le spectateur dans un univers de poésie, de sensualité et d’intimité.

Danny Mallat, L'Orient-Le Jour
12 December 2022

Il exprime ainsi avec une finesse exigeante les intrications complexes d’une homosexualité prohibée et la cruauté larvée d’amours interdites.

Samuel Gleyze-Esteban, L'Oeil d'Olivier
18 November 2021

Il faut noter l’indéniable virtuosité de la pièce de danse qui s’offre entière aux diverses formes d’amour.

Sylvia Botella, Toute la culture
18 September 2021