On Which Wind Will You Ride?

© Margaux Kolly


script, plot, direction, lighting and video Kamal Hashemi
text and assistant director Jamal Hashemi

with Shiva Falahi, Sonia Sanjari, Mohammad Abbasi, Kazem Sayahi Saharkhiz, Hamed Nejabat

sound direction and production Arash Mobarrez Haghighi
video production Danial Tayebian
costumes Negar Nemati

Production Belluard Bollwerk International Sponsored by the Canton de Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the FORTRESS EUROPE call for projects



An inert drama before the crossing

Wait here, said the guide. In the middle of the night, somewhere in a forest, five refugees are waiting to cross their seventh border. They are now in a state of limbo, all inhabiting the space between the urgent need to leave their country and the impossibility of entering a new one. They stand motionless in the half-light. In the midst of a few whispered words, distant sounds and the rustling of the wind, a poetic text recounts their stories: the mother of a small child fleeing the chaos in Afghanistan; the young man trying to dodge military service; the man abandoning his former life to reunite with his lover; the depressed couple in search of a real life. All five are united by the hope of something greater than the fear for their life.


> Creation at Festival Belluard Bollwerk International // June 2015
> Festival Territori, Bellinzona (Switzerland) // July 2016
> Tandem, Arras-Douai // January 2017
> Les Rencontres à l’échelle, Marseille // January 2017
> La Filature, festival Les Vagamondes, Mulhouse // January 2017
> BOZAR, Brussels // January 2017

Since January 2017

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