Perform Sharjah, Sharjah Art Foundation’s season of performances, resumes this month with Miet Warlop’s After All Springville: Disasters and Amusement Parks. The performance will take place on 6 and 7 December 2022 at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, a heritage house in Sharjah’s historical district.
Warlop blends slapstick comedy, theatre and visual art in her compelling performative works. In After All Springville: Disasters and Amusement Parks, a riveting narrative unfolds around a cardboard house, with fantastical characters that have hybrid bodies—half-human, half-object. Through a series of small dramas and comic events, the performance narrates the story of a dysfunctional community, caught in unexpected, oddly situations that nevertheless feel strangely familiar.
About Miet Warlop
Miet Warlop’s performances are a riotous mix of slapstick comedy and surreal manifestations, which create an emotional rollercoaster with a deceptively light touch. Her work includes interventions and live installations alongside performances that have been shown at various festivals and theatres worldwide. In 2019, she presented nearly 85 performances in Europe and internationally. In 2022, Warlop became the fourth director to accept the NTGent commission for the Histoire(s) du Théâtre series with her performance One Song, which premiered at the Festival d’Avignon. Warlop received a master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent, Belgium (2003). For her graduation project, she won the Jury Prize of the KASK Franciscus Pycke (2003) and the Young Theatre Award of the Ostend Theatre Aan Zee (2004).
Born in 1978 in Torhout, Belgium, she now lives and works between Ghent and Brussels.
Admission is free; however, prior booking is required.
Book tickets at the Box Office or online at ticket.sharjahart.org.
Information Centre, Al Mureijah Square
Saturday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
About Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation is an advocate, catalyst and producer of contemporary art within the Emirate of Sharjah and the surrounding region, in dialogue with the international arts community. The Foundation advances an experimental and wide-ranging programmatic model that supports the production and presentation of contemporary art, preserves and celebrates the distinct culture of the region and encourages a shared understanding of the transformational role of art. The Foundation’s core initiatives include the long-running Sharjah Biennial, featuring contemporary artists from around the world; the annual March Meeting, a convening of international arts professionals and artists; grants and residencies for artists, curators and cultural producers; ambitious and experimental commissions and a range of travelling exhibitions and scholarly publications.
Alyazeyah Al Marri
Sharjah Art Foundation