We are very pleased to welcome back Chirine El Ansary. You may remember Chirine from our very first edition of the Rumi Festival at Parkteatret in 2007 when she enchanted and inspired us with her storytelling. Or maybe you remember her from when she was back in Oslo with the multi-language Barn av Babel at the festival in 2013.
This year she will present: Fragments of Eternity. Chirine will be joined by Said Dibaj. Chirine and Said have worked together before at the opening ceremony of the festival in 2008. Said was also with us in 2011 with his band Mørkestan.
Fragments of Eternity:
Why is that man standing stark-naked in the middle of the traffic jam? Do Nile crocodiles eat fishermen? Do monkeys bring bad luck? What happens if you shave on an inauspicious day? Have you seen that strange bird hovering above the Eiffel Tour? Who is Ota? Have you met Samia? Is it possible to stop time?
For our anniversiry Chirine has handpicked stories with love. The stories closest to her heart, the ones that fashioned her being, stolen from her own repertoire, fragments of performances, bits and pieces of 25 years of hopping on and off the stage. Stories that have become an invisible family. An eclectic selection indeed, but always that one desires to caress those beloved Fragments of Eternity.
Chirine is known for her strong presence on stage. With humour, wit, poetry and precision, she has charmed the Norwegian audience before, and the Rumi Festival is very happy to have her back in Oslo with a new show.
Performers: Chirine El Ansary (storyteller), Said Dibaj (guitar and strings)
WHEN: SATURDAY 24, MARCH / 18:00 (doors open 17:30)
WHERE: BELLEVILLE @ COSMOPOLITE
SATURDAY TICKET: 300,- / 250,- (includes admission to three events)