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Dana al Fardan’s Broken Wings musical to be performed in Doha in Nov

Dana al Fardan’s Broken Wings musical to be performed in Doha in Nov

Tribune News Network
Doha
BROKEN Wings, a West End Musical composed by Dana al Fardan, a notable Qatari female musician, composer, songwriter and artist, will be presented in Qatar this November.
Dana will be accompanied by West End star Nadim Naaman, also the co-writer of Broken Wings. The musical will be performed on November 8-9 at the Opera House, Katara Cultural Village.
Broken Wings made its debut in London in August 2018 with sold-out shows. It was followed by a stellar performance in Lebanon at the famous Beiteddine Festival in July, 2019, home to Khalil Gibran whom this musical production pays tribute to.
The Broken Wings cast will be led by co-writer Nadim Naaman as Gibran, Hanna Qureshi as Selma and Soophia Foroughi (Spamalot) as mother.
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, with orchestrations and musical direction by Joe Davison, the musical will be performed by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
Broken Wings is a piece of Arab-influenced contemporary music written to showcase the rich Arab literature and philosophy of Gibran Khalil Gibran, allowing international audience access to the complexity and beauty of Arab art.
“We chose Broken Wings primarily because of its themes; immigration; gender relations and identity, which deal with cultivating a sense of belonging in an ever-changing environment. Gibran Khalil Gibran masterfully demonstrates how loss and dislocation are fundamental pillars of life. This is a powerful portrait in a world that has seen significant increase in the number of refugees in the past few years. For so many displacements is a reality of life; a sensation that Gibran was familiar with,” says Dana al Fardan, writer and composer of Broken Wings.
Nadim Naaman, the co-writer of Broken Wings added that “The Middle East has, for many years, received touring productions of many popular Western musicals and plays. But it is now time for it to create and enjoy its heritage and culture on the stage. And more importantly, it is time for the rest of the world to enjoy artistic creations from this beautiful and historic region. Gibran himself was an international man, living between Mount Lebanon, Boston, Beirut, Paris and New York in his all-too-short life.”

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