“A powerful work, bringing together text, dance, and original sound design, which makes one feel the weight of terror of the imminent loss of a loved one” –Marina de Silva, l’Humanite
Last Ward follows one man’s journey towards death in a hospital room. Surrounded by the sterile mechanisms of modern medicine, the patient reflects on his life, relationships and connection to place, as the ritual of doctor visits and family calls transform into a surreal landscape of tragedy and humor. Written/directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi with choreography/music by Samar Haddad King, Last Ward blends dance and theater (in Arabic with English subtitles) in a highly-visual evening length performance.
Run time: 65 minutes
# Performers: 7
Created across three continents, through residencies at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York and le Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris.
Reviews after our presentation of Last Ward at le Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris.