Sad Birds’ Pavillon
Qesra Balindeyên Xemgîn (Sad Birds’ Pavillon) is a performance based on a novel of the same name by Kurdish writer Bakhtyar Ali.
In the novel, a period of 22 years of South Kurdistan is brought to us in the language of people, birds, emigrations, wars, scents, voices, love and music. The performance takes us not only on a journey through the original story of the novel, but also on a journey to another time, the present time. The true life story of the performer is drawn into the time described in the novel.
The performance follows the traces of traditional Kurdish storytelling and the beauty of the Kurdish language. It tries to transform the traditional Kurdish narrative technique into the narrative of modern art within the performance. It looks for our own traces in the scents, the sounds, in the colors, in the songs, in our bodies and in the time we live in today and asks the question without fear: "What is it that makes us?"
Kurdish(Kurmanji) with English surtitle
Book: Bakhtyar Ali
Text: Alan Ciwan, Huseyin Umaysiz
Concept and direction: Hüseyin Umaysiz
Cast:inside: Alan Ciwan, Hêja Netirk
Dramaturgy: Mesut Arslan
Sound: Can Satir, Hüseyin Umaysiz
Photos: Karolina Maruszak
Image consultant: Savaş Boyraz
Production: Theater Antract
Co-production: Ban Theater, Platform 0090, Tatwerk | Performative Research, Kultuurfaktorij Monty, MUT! Theater, Theater RAST