Live Arts Bard 2019 Biennial

November 21–24, 2019
Before the Wall by Samar Hazboun

November 21–24, 2019

Where No Wall Remains
حيث لا جدار يبقى

Donde No Queda Ningún Muro
A four-day festival on the subject of borders—physical borders, political borders, and borders of the body—and how we might in time transcend them. This third edition of the LAB Biennial is curated by Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury, a 2019 Soros Art Fellow, and Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s Artistic Director for Theater and Dance.

"They say there is a window from one heart to another.
How can there be a window where no wall remains?"

—Rumi

About

A four-day festival on the subject of borders—physical borders, political borders, and borders of the body—and how we might in time transcend them. This third edition of the LAB Biennial is co-curated by Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury, a 2019 Soros Art Fellow, and Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s Artistic Director for Theater and Dance. The festival features nine new performances and installations by contemporary artists from the Middle East and the Americas.
Blog
Photo courtesy of Tania El Khoury

Blog

Explore the themes and artists of Where No Wall Remains, including a festival syllabus, interviews with the artists, digital resources, and more.
Festival Program

Festival Program

Preview the Biennial program, featuring background information, artist bios, a venue map, and more.

Biennial Playlist

Special thanks
Photo by Gilbert Hage

Special thanks

Where No Wall Remains is supported by grants from the Ford Foundation; Open Society Foundations; Arab Fund for  Arts and Culture; Thendara Foundation; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;  Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education; The Vilcek Foundation; and the Institute of International Education.  Live Arts Bard is made possible by generous support from members of the Live Arts Bard Creative Council and Advisory Board  of the Fisher Center at Bard