Oyunu II

Dec 1, 2020
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM


Oyunu II is an interdisciplinary performance that revisits an imagined event in the history of East Mediterranean queer culture. It is Inspired by the banned culture of the köçek, which flourished from the 17th to the 19th century and had its origin in the 'harems' of Ottoman palaces. Oyunu is an immersive concert experience, through the eyes of a male dancer, that features traditional songs, electronic music, & belly dance. By bridging between tradition and contemporary life, the concert subtly explores controversial themes: masculinity, homoeroticism & islam.

BIPOD 2020
KhansaChoreography & Performance
Samer Etyen ChamiLive Music
Malek RizkallahLive Music
Ahmad El KhateebLive Music
Samer Etyen ChamiMusic Composition
Mohamad SafaMusic Composition
Mo ZahzahMusic Composition
Eric Mathieu RitterWardrobe
Anis Ezzeddine Wardrobe
Mohamad HissiLights
Majd El BabaSound Engineer
Shadi ChaabanPhotographer

The Artist

Khansa is a Lebanese performance and music artist, choreographer, and belly dancer who breaks stereotypes of traditional East Mediterranean values regarding masculinity, through his dancing and singing. His diverse cultural references range from religion to art, telling an untold story about his region. Khansa has been featured on Vice, BBC, Mille world, Culture trip, Plastik, Reorient Magazine, The Guardian, Stepfeed, and was chosen by L’Orient le jour, Liban as one of the top 16 Lebanese artists who made 2018.

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