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009_00 / 28 May 2015



Jarideh (2010) is a one-on-one performance set in a public café where no one other than the audience member knows that a performance is taking place. It is a secret encounter and a highly suspicious mission designed by artist Tania El Khoury and performed by herself and her partner in crime, the participating audience member.


Jarideh is inspired by spy film aesthetics, the Metropolitan Police's terrorism awareness report, and resistance operations made in the past by Lebanese women.


Read Tania El Khoury's essay 'I Once Fell in Love with an Audience Member' here.

About the author

Tania El Khoury

Tania El Khoury is an artist working between London and Beirut. She creates interactive and challenging performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Tania's solo work has toured internationally in venues such as ICA, Artsadmin, Watermill Center, Tanzquartier Wien amongst others, and for which she is the recipient of the Total Theatre Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. She is the co-founder of Dictaphone Group, a research and performance collective aiming at questioning our relationship to the city and its public space.