Divine Museum is about to uncover a hidden side of what is commonly considered the highest literature text in the Arabic culture, the Quran. As a child, Omar Ghayatt was nourished by the beauty of the images evoked through Quranic recitation. Today, he delivers his memories, points of view, anecdotes in relationship with his most loved images. A poetic ballad through an extremely personal divine museum.
Three dancers create fleeting ephemeral images, configurations and forms, visible through a dreamlike world which takes form and dissolve in front of the spectator, nourished and amplified by the director’s narration.
Concept / Direction: Omar Ghayatt
Dramaturg: Adham Hafez
Performance: Larbi Namouchi, Simea Cavelti, Sara Koller
Soundscape / Music: Wendelin Schmidt-Ott
Video Mapping / Prop / Effect Designer: Shadi Soundation
Light / Scenography: Omar Ghayatt
Production manager: Alma Handschin
Production Assistant: Jan Marc Müller
Production: Studio Moroni / Omar Ghayatt
Coproduction: Schlachthaus Theater Bern
Supported by: Stadt Bern, Kanton Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, artlink, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung