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Jogging, a work by Hanane Hajj Ali

February 14, 20197:30 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 7 euros: general tickets at the box office.
6 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Sales in advance on this website up to the day of the event at 12:00 p.m., or until sold out. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the event at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before the event is held (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets. 
In Arabic with surtitles in Spanish.

Casa Árabe has organized this theatrical performance at its headquarters in Madrid, to take place on Thursday, February 14. Tickets are now on sale.

Hanane, a Lebanese actress and citizen aged fifty-something, does her daily exercise to prevent osteoporosis, obesity and depression. While working out, she revisits her dreams, desires, hopes, and disappointments, as well as her characters and roles—mostly a series of parts as Medea—with whom she shares some common features. The effects of this daily routine are contradictory: the hormones in her body are stimulated with dopamine and adrenaline, which shift between destructive and constructive, like a city which is built to destroy, and vice versa.

Hanane Hajj Ali is an actress, author and cultural activist. She is a very well-known figure in Lebanon’s culture and art scene. In 2005, she was chosen by Jean-Baptiste Sastre to play the role of the mother in “Les Paravents” by Jean Genet at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. She was recently bestowed the Vertebra Prize for Best Actor at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival for her role in JOGGING.

Idea, script and performance by: Hanane Hajj Ali
Art direction and stage design: Eric Deniaud
Playwright: Abdallah AlKafri
Technical directors: James Chehab, Karam Abou Ayache
Translation: AEIOU traductores
Photographer: Marwan Tahtah

JOGGING is a co-production with “Arab Funds for Arts and Culture” (AFAC), with the cooperation of Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Regional Office (Beirut) and the Embassy of France in Lebanon. With the support of the French Institute of Beirut, the British Council, SHAMS Association, Kahraba Collective, Al Mawred Athaqafy, Moussem (BE), Zoukak - Focus Lebanon 2016, Artas Foundation, Vatech, Khalil Wardé SAL.

JOGGING at the Higher Royal School of the Dramatic Arts in Madrid (RESAD)
Casa Árabe is collaborating with RESAD on the occasion of a stay in Spain by actress Hanane Hajj Ali, having jointly planned a complementary performance that will be held at RESAD’s headquarters on the date of  February 13 at 7:00 p.m. After the show, the actress will meet to talk with the attending audience.

Her participation forms part of the Sixth International Days on Theater and Feminisms,  which will be taking place on February 13, 14 and 15, with the goal of promoting meetings between domestic and foreign artists and researchers so that they can discuss the results of their research, as well as promoting the sharing of ideas, methodologies, conceptual tools and good practices.
Further information

Hanane Hajj Ali will also be visiting the Cordoba headquarters of Casa Árabe, where she will be giving a master class to the students at the Higher Dramatic Art School of Cordoba (ESAD Córdoba) on February 11, 2019.
Jogging, a work by Hanane Hajj Ali