jassem hindi

May 18 to 20, 2023

Laundry of Legends 2

Porsgrunn (Norway)

Dance / Performance

Presented in English, Arabic, French & Swedish 

May 18, 2023: 7:30pm

May 19, 2023: 7:30pm

May 20, 2023: 7:30pm

Laundry of Legends II is part of a series of performances that begin with death poems. These particular texts become oracle making, death fueled time-machines when they are transformed by dancing bodies. Death poems emerge when there is a gathering. They start in the body, and reassemble themselves within us in fragments.

Death poetry is a special kind of political healing; baroque, cruel, and cosmological. It offers hospitality, companionship, by giving concrete indications on how to surrender, how to betray death, how to be playful with absence.

For this piece, Etel Adnan and her poem The Arab Apocalypse, tells us where to look – at the way children dance, or how corpses still retain invisible movements, or when bodies are crouching, shaking, bent in threatening postures.

This dance work by Jassem Hindi is performed by Justin de Luna, Clara Furey and Simon Portigal, with poems by Etel Adnan, CA Conrad, and Aase Berg.


Performers and Co-Creators: Justin de Luna, Clara Furey and Simon Portigal /

Lighting Designer and Technical Director: Darah Miah

Texts: Aase Berg, CA Conrad and Etel Adnan.

Co-produced by Grenland Friteater and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)