Monira AL QADIRI “Phantom Beard”

This is a web-ticketing site in English for AICHI TRIENNALE 2019 Performing Arts Programs

9.5 Thu 19:00 / 9.6 Fri 19:00 / 9.7 Sat 17:00 / 9.8 Sun 14:00

Artist:Monira AL QADIRI
Title:Phantom Beard ※New Creation / Japan Premiere
Venue:Mini Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
Language:Arabic and Japanese (with Japanese and English surtitles)
Running time:50 min (TBC)

• Ticket Information
Ticket price:Adults/¥3,000 U25/¥2,500

▶︎All shows will be open seating, with order of entry determined by ticket number.
▶U25 (for ages 25 and under) tickets will be available on the day of the show. Ticket holders must present their ID at the entrance.
▶︎Door tickets for adults and U25 cost an additional ¥500.
▶︎Information on door tickets will be announced on our website at a later date.

*Children below school age are not permitted.
*Childcare services will be available for all programs. Details will be announced at a later date.
*For wheelchair reservations please call our office at +81-52-971-6127.
*Performers and performances are subject to change without notice.

At the age of 16 Monira Al Qadiri moved from Kuwait to study in Japan, and received her Ph.D. in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts. She works in a variety of mediums, including video, sculpture, and installation, bringing together her early fascination with Japanese anime and her acute insight on the Middle East, where she was born and raised. Her artwork emerges from this intersection of a Japanese imaginativeness, and a critique of Middle Eastern society, which has been held at the mercy of both fossil energies and an historical void left in the wake of the establishment of nation states. Al Qadiri blends phenomena that society and religion have deemed seperate—the sacred and the profane, men and women, the dead and the living, good and evil—transgressing these boundaries with her unique sorrow and humor. In 2017, she created and performed Feeling Dubbing, appearing as an anime character dressed in men’s clothing; she has additionally begun focusing on playwriting.

The title of her new theatrical work is Phantom Beard. Employing as a metaphor the 40 bearded Arab men a Japanese psychic once divined to be her guardian spirits, Al Qadiri will attempt to access the blanks left in Middle Eastern history.
(International co-production with Wiener Festwochen and Kunstenfestivaldesarts)
Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2019
[ Thu ] - [ Sun ]
7:00 PM - 3:00 PM JST
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Mini Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
9/5 Thu 19:00 Adults SOLD OUT ¥3,000
9/5 Thu 19:00 U25 SOLD OUT ¥2,500
9/6 Fri 19:00 Adults SOLD OUT ¥3,000
9/6 Fri 19:00 U25 SOLD OUT ¥2,500
9/7 Sat 17:00 Adults SOLD OUT ¥3,000
9/7 Sat 17:00 U25 SOLD OUT ¥2,500
9/8 Sun 14:00 Adults SOLD OUT ¥3,000
9/8 Sun 14:00 U25 SOLD OUT ¥2,500
Venue Address
名古屋市東区東桜1-13-2 Japan