Petra Serhal

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Petra Serhal

Director, performer – Beirut, Lebanon
Participant International Forum 2018

Petra Serhal is a multidisciplinary artist and performer based in Beirut. Her work is based on the audience-artist relationship and focuses on themes of fragmentation, body, self as subject and absence. She graduated from the Theatre Department in the Lebanese University, with a Diploma of Higher Studies in Acting (2005). Later, she received the MA Body in Performance (2015) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK. Her solo work includes the live performances “The Mourned” (2011, Beirut) and “No Blood Included” (2016, London, Beirut, Brussels), the performative intervention “Overlooking and Panoramic” (2017, Beirut), the choreography “Project Martyr” (London, 2016 – in progress) and the performative essay “Beware of the Image” (2016). She also worked with Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalani on several projects and has been collaborating with Dictaphone Group, a research and performance collective, since 2010. Among her work with the collective is “Nothing to Declare” (2013).