Born in Beirut in 1989, Ali Chahrour studied theatre and dance in his native city and various schools in Europe. Far from western models, the dancer and choreographer has created a language inspired by Arab myths and by the political, social, and religious context of his country. Through it, he explores the deep relationships between the body and movement, between tradition and modernity. Back when my mother told stories is the second part of a new trilogy about love, which began with Layl-Night in 2019. His previous trilogy, about Shiite funeral rites, was presented at the Festival d'Avignon in 2016 and 2018.
Portrait © Nadim Asfar