Il n’y a pas de pommes au paradis


“There are no apples in paradise” a 40 minutes solo performance for the Lebanese dancer Sara Gebran. The latest work of the dancer was performed in Al Madinat theatre, Beirut.

The current production is based on components from Waiting for Godot, The Anticrist, El Desbarrancadero of Fernando Vallejos, and a number of religious rituals, assembled in an irrational pattern. The idea of paradise, as described to us by different power structures, rules and norms, is examined, as well as the possibility of breaking from it.

Who’s Sara Gebran:

Venezuelan/Danish/Lebanese choreographer, performer. Born 1964 in Venezuela, resident in Denmark since 1996. Graduated in 1992 as a dancer from the Instituto Superior de Danza, Caracas, and began working as a choreographer in 1993. She is the artistic director of the company Public Eye

Sara Gebran’s work is performance art – a melting pot of dance, gestural expressions and sounds, combined with a rawness and an unpolished edge, full of explosive energy. Gebran’s works are loaded with social and political subjects, mixing seriousness with satire and sarcasm. She introduces provocative thoughts to the spectators, provokes them and contradicts them in constant challenging interaction with the spectator, indirectly as well as directly. Gebran explores movement in relation to sound and space, taking off in the dancer’s individual expressions and their physicality. She builds up her work out off fragmented scenes, movements and rhythms, resulting in “…a different way of choreographing carried through with femininity and raw-power”. – Weekend Avisen (DK). She has been described as “…a post-modern, psycho-Pina spin on American TV’s Charlie’s Angels”. She received the international price of the Bergnolet/Scandinavian Platform with She Shrinks in 1999. She is now touring in Europe and the Middle East. She currently teaches professional dancers and dance students in Denmark and abroad.

Know more about the artist & her earlier works.