Performance by Jana Omar Elkhatib

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
Another retelling to the young  - solo performance

Another retelling to the young 

I retell a family history as centred on my great-grandfather, correcting parts I had censored and blunted in dialogue with my baby niece. Separated from his family in Palestine for the last seventeen years of his life, my great-grandfather communicated across new borders through public radio announcements. I take this gulf of communication as the basis for a broader questioning: how do we communicate with the past? Why should we remember the dead? And the piercingly simple questions that perplex a four-year-old girl: why do people disappear? How is it that we can’t see them?

A first iteration of a developing work.

Solo performance
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm
East Campus Hall Room 1237/Flex Studio