Dressing Room

Bissane Al Charif  |  Performing Arts  |  2023  |  Syria
Dressing Room addresses the wrinkles of women’s bodies as much as the wrinkles of politics. The performance takes as its departure point the bodies of the artist and her friend Hala, both of whom work in the theater. Focusing on wrinkles is a way to re-observe their own bodies and the events they have lived, using the theater as both a space for presenting the work itself but also as a space for reflection on the theatrical practice itself. Dressing Room opens with a naked demonstration, presenting women’s bodies full of “folds,” women remembering and thinking about clothed demonstrations, about different types of nakedness, about different kinds of wrinkles.