Dounia Mahammed

Dounia Mahammed

31 Oct .19


A glimpse into the world of thoughts of theater maker Dounia Mahammed. As light-hearted as it is thoughtful, w a t e r w a s w a s s e r will take you along life questions, daily worries, rhymes and absurd side roads. In these times without time to take time, Dounia wants to stop and allow emptiness to exist. She found inspiration in Zen Buddhism, Taoism, tea rituals and the stilled, poetical work of the German artist Wolfgang Laib. A whimsical, poetic representation that makes you painfully and cheerfully aware of the fluidity of life.

Mahammed debuted in 2016 with Salut Copain, for which she won the Jongtheaterschrijfprijs at Theater aan Zee. With her second performance, w a t e r w a s w a s s e r, she meets the high expectations with great reviews in the national and international press.
‘What would happen if we were to look at every living being the way we look at an enigma, something that wants to be solved?’


Concept, text and performance: Dounia Mahammed - Music: Alan Van Rompuy - Artistic advice: Tine Van Aerschot, Dries Douibi & Simon D'huyvetter -  Scenography: Koen Demeyere & Dounia Mahammed - Licht design: Timme Afschrift - Technician: Simon D'huyvetter - Production: wpZimmer (Antwerpen) - Coproduction: C-Takt (Neerpelt), Vooruit (Gent), BUDA (Kortrijk), C-Mine (Genk) - Residence support: Gouvernement (Gent), KAAP (Brugge), BUDA (Kortrijk), Arsenaal / Lazarus (Mechelen), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussel) - With the support of: de Vlaamse Gemeenschap - Thanks to: Jakob Ampe, Kosi Hidama, Jan Van Damme, Bram Geldhof, Tom Callemin
“Good stuff” – De Standaard *****
Starts 20:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: universal (EN/NL)
In advance: € 5,00
At the door: € 8,00
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