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Saneh, Lina
Lina Saneh (born in Beirut in 1966) is a theatre maker. She studied at the Lebanese University in Beirut and at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. She has acted in and has written and directed several plays, among them: “Les Chaises” (1996), “Ovrira” (1997), “Extrait d’Etat Civil” (2000), and “Biokhraphia” (2002).
In her earlier works, Saneh focused on physical theatre in an attempt to produce a body imprinted by the war. She questioned the socio-political conflicts and contradictions in the Middle East and the traces that they left on our bodies. Today, she spotlights the nature and function of acts on stage, questioning the role that might be carried out by body language in a virtual world marked by the idealization of the physical body. Hence, she re-questions the definition of ‘theatre’ itself. She has also delved into the wider spectrum of multimedia and video works that interrogate our status as citizens and our position in public spaces – which, incidentally, might create a new political parole. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institut d’Etudes Scéniques et Audio-Visuelles at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut and at Saint-Esprit University in Kaslik.
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