QBX / SAD BIRDS PAVILION
"What makes us... us?”
QBX (Sad Birds Pavilion) is a performative theatre play based on Bachtyar Ali's novel with the same name. The novel covers 22 years long time frame in South Kurdistan and tells the story of birds, migration, love, and civil war using the language of smell, sound and music.
The performance contains the Kurdish traditional storytelling and follows the beauty in this language on one hand, on the other hand it tries to form a bridge between Kurdish story telling techniques and modern expression tools.
The performants (storytellers) compel their bodies to remember... They dig the memory of their bodies in order to tell a story and reach a deeper understanding. It searches our own traces in the smell, sound, colour, songs and the time that we are living in.
It asks bravely: "What makes us... us?”
Book: Bachtyar Ali
Script: Alan Ciwan, Huseyin Umaysiz
Concept and Regie: Huseyin Umaysiz
Performers: Alan Ciwan, Hêja Netirk
Dramaturgy: Mesut Arslan Image Consultant: Savaş Boyraz
Sound: Can Satir, Huseyin Umaysiz
Photo: Karolina Maruszak
Production: Theater Antract
Co-Production: Ban Theater, Platform 0090, Tatwerk-Performative Forschung, Kultuurfaktorij Monty, MUT! Theater, Theater RAST
Kurdish(Kurmanji) with English surtitle Duration: 70 min