Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas / Moussem / The Theatre Centre

Broken Shapes

Due to the corona virus, the premiere of the Moussem production Broken Shapes, scheduled for 20 & 21 March in the Kaaistudio's, will be postponed to a date yet to be determined. The performances in Monty and C-Mine have also been be cancelled.

On the day of her father's funeral, in a city that has been occupied for decades, a young woman discovers his architectural sketches. Overwhelmed by grief, she becomes obsessed with these drawings, and slowly disappears into the dream worlds and imaginary places her father created.

To what extent does our environment determine our creative thinking? How does the environment where our ancestors lived – near an open field, in a prison, near the ocean – affect our actions and our dreams?

Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical and audio-visual experience in which live performance, installation and video interact.

In English, surtitled in Dutch in Monty & C-Mine.

Read an excerpt of Broken Shapes

interview with Dareen Abbas & Rimah Jabr

by / with

Co-creation Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas | performers Femke Stallaert & Gülce Oral | dramaturgy Esther Severi & Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman | light designer Andre Du Toit | light designer assistant Thomas Stevens | Sound designer Arzu Saglam | Stage manager Dylan Tate-Howarth | producer Natasha Greenblatt | Video Work and Sculpture Dareen Abbas |
Woodworking Yannick Castagna | visual advisory/post-production Teun Brock | Moulage Fabienne Massart | Director of photography Geert Verstraete | Assistant director(video) Bas Bonhof | Sound Arzu Saglam (water and doll), Laurens Desmet (dominos)

Production Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre, The Theatre Centre Toronto | Co-production Kaaitheater, C-TAKT, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, Two Birds Theatre
Supported by de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and BMO Financial.
Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre & at Moussem

Special Thanks to Ashraf Zaghal | Aislinn Rose & Franco Boni | Aluna Theatre | Jumblies Theatre | Canadian Stage | Inblauw Hotel | Gert Boel | MODECO PRL | Eva Decaesstecker | Oriane Amghar | RBC Arts Access Fund Award | Neighborhood Arts Network | Tiago Tobias | Cabral Fernandes

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Due to the corona virus, the premiere of the Moussem production Broken Shapes, scheduled for 20 & 21 March in the Kaaistudio's, will be postponed to a date yet to be determined. The performances in Monty and C-Mine have also been be cancelled.

On the day of her father's funeral, in a city that has been occupied for decades, a young woman discovers his architectural sketches. Overwhelmed by grief, she becomes obsessed with these drawings, and slowly disappears into the dream worlds and imaginary places her father created.

To what extent does our environment determine our creative thinking? How does the environment where our ancestors lived – near an open field, in a prison, near the ocean – affect our actions and our dreams?

Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical and audio-visual experience in which live performance, installation and video interact.

In English, surtitled in Dutch in Monty & C-Mine.

Read an excerpt of Broken Shapes

interview with Dareen Abbas & Rimah Jabr

performance / moussem co-production

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