Tania El Khoury (LB): As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

The internationally renowned one-to-one performance comes to Kuopio.

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is an encounter through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Their fingertips touch without seeing each other. The refugee will mark the audience. The audience will listen to those who have recently challenged border discrimination. Those stories can be kept or washed away.One-on-one performance by Tania El Khoury
Performed by Basel Zaraa
Song by Basel Zaraa (vocals, bass and keyboard),
with Emily Churchill Zaraa (vocals),
Pete Churchill (music production) and
Katie Stevens (flute and clarinet)

Commissioned by On the Move LIFT 2016 in partnership with Royal Court Theatre, London.

Tania El Khoury (LB): As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

Tania El Khoury

Tania El Khoury is a live artist whose work focuses on audience interactivity and is concerned with the ethical and political potential of such encounters. She creates installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Her solo work has toured internationally, and for which she is the recipient of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, the Total Theatre Innovation Award, and the Arches Brick Award. Tania is the co-founder of Dictaphone Group, a research and performance collective in Beirut often creating site-specific performances that question our relationship to the city and redefine its public space. She holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council.

www.taniaelkhoury.com

Basel Zaraa

Basel Zaraa is a spoken word artist and percussionist who writes on themes of exile and resistance. He has collaborated with a wide range of international artists including Akala, Guildhall youth project (Im)possibilities, Palestinian hip-hop group Katibeh Khamseh, Arabic fusion band Raast and funk band Shokunin. He is part of the cast of PsycheDELIGHT's 'Borderline' satire about the Calais camp, in which he performs original music and DIY sound effects. He is also a visual and stencil graffiti artist and is currently touring with Tania El Khoury's 'As Far As My Fingertips Take Me'.