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Bil-Bieb Mitbuq (No Exit)
This project will form part of the artistic programme 2020-2021
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Theatre
Bil-Bieb Mitbuq is a theatre project with a contemporary vision. Based on Kevin Saliba’s Maltese translation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Huis clos and directed by Tyrone Grima, this multidisciplinary production brings together literary translation, theatre, dance and sound.
As an œuvre majeure of French existentialism, the play grapples with several onerous aspects of the human condition: the price of freedom, suffering, courage and weakness, authenticity, the consequences of our choices, responsibility, the pain we inflict on each other, deception and lies, cruelty, the power of the gaze, the masks we wear every day, the problematic of the self, the existence of others, the impossibility of love, isolation.
This intercultural production by Saliba seeks to dramatise Sartre’s vision of hell with certain innovative dramatic elements, including through some Tanztheater performances by Maltese, Luxembourgish and Japanese choreographers.
Everything takes places in hell between three characters, but Grima and Saliba this time around intend to add a fourth – yourself.
Supported by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund – Project Support Grant
(Photo: Steven Levi Vella)
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Creative Team
- Dorian Mallia, Jill Crovisier, Yuko Kominami (Choreographers) Andre Mangion, Antonella Axisa, Sarah Camilleri, Sean Briffa (Performers) Tyrone Grima (Director) & Kevin Saliba (Producer & Translator)