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In this multi-media performance, Rima Najdi explores birth and revolution in tandem. Drawing from the remembered, felt experiences of mothers in labour and protesters in the street, I Grew an Alien Inside of Me asks how the body is able to subvert, circumscribe, and repurpose meanings of the event.

Rima Najdi
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Digitized loops play with rhythm, repetition, breath, and expectation and invite audiences to engage and interact with testimonies of giving birth and participating in protest. Far from following a linear logic or a singular ontology, the cyclical, chaotic experiences of labour and of finding and losing comrades in the street point to a different kind of clarity and vision that cannot be reduced to outcomes.

The resulting choreography invites reflections on the most powerful of human experiences – those of giving birth and participating in revolution.
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BY AND WITH Rima Najdi

A production by Rima Najdi in co-production with Tashweesh Festival, Akademie der Künste - INITIAL Programm (Berlin), L'Art Rue (Tunis), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Goethe-Institut, Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna). In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of #takecare.
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