THE FLOOD: Gilgamesh and the quest for immortality

04.05.2016. | 12:00

THE FLOOD: Gilgamesh and the quest of immortality

The project that is being realized by ZOUKAK from Beirut, Lebanon and CZKD from Belgrade is inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh and the correlation between the journey of Gilgamesh and the contemporary migrants: a quest for the immortal life, a quest for a life of dignity, crossing the river of death, crossing the sea of death.


A public presentation of the experience of Zoukak Theatre Company from Lebanon: Theatre and Alleys of crisis on May 4rd 2016 followed by an introductory workshop on 5th May 2016 at CZKD.

First day of THE FLOOD

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

12:00 -12:45 – Presentation of Zoukak Theatre Company from Lebanon / Jounaid Sarieddeen, Founder

12:45 – 13:30 – discussions, encounters, sharing experiences and knowledge about techniques  and contexts

13:30 – 13:45 – Refreshment

13:45 – 15:00 – Presentation of the structure of the WS and registration for the Day 2

Second day of THE FLOOD

Thursday, May 5th 2016

12:00 – 13:00- ZOUKAK Experience, theory and practice / Jounaid Sarieddeen, Wokshop Leader

13:00 – 13:30- Capacity building workshop (practical exercises)

13:30 – 13:45 – Refreshment

13:45 – 15:00 – Capacity building workshop

*WS registration (before april 28):

Also, in the Second phase of the project implementation in June, Junaid Sarieddeen will apply the same method through workshops with refugees and asylum seekers in Centers and Camps, making theatre performances with elements of drama therapy and social theater techniques. The plan includes engaging the representatives of Serbian civil society, the government and humanitarian organizations active in Serbia, as well as visiting relevant CSO-s and public institutions to get acquainted with their potential in organizing public programs as immediate response to current events. The desired result is better mutual understanding between the newcomers and the local communities. The public in both countries will be targeted through media to launch a discussion on the need of new cultural and alternative global approaches to the contemporary crisis and the role of art in its solution.

Junaid Sarieddine from BEJRUT (LIBAN) is a co-founder of the Lebanon-based Zoukak Theater Company, recognized for its social resilience, creativebess and innovative approach. Junaid has unique experience in creation and implementation of theatrical projects in uneasy social environment, working with the most problematic and marginalized auditoriums. Also he has an experience in education and training, and is currently developing an academic creative approach for acting in theatre.

In 2014 Zoukak was awarded the Anna Lindth Foundation’s Euromed Dialogue Award for social resilience and creativity.

The program is supported through the MitOst and Culture Resource‘s  Tandem Shaml program,  and by ECF, Robert Bosch StiftungStichting DOENBritish Council and Mimeta.

TANDEM – Cultural Managers Exchange is an initiative of European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V.

Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change makers from the Arab Region and Europe

The aim of the programme is to connect and inspire cultural managers by supporting the sharing of knowledge and experience across geographical and cultural borders.

Lola Joksimović is Manager of this project and representative from Serbia.


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