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TAOUS: ON STAGE

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 hoto credit: Tony Nelson

hoto credit: Tony Nelson

SUNRISE AT MIDNIGHT

Blending dynamic theater and original songs, Sunrise at Midnight is a rare glimpse into the rich Kabyle Folktale tradition from Algeria virtually unknown in the United States. A flute that posses the power to upend life as we know it; a sexy cautionary tale for young men looking to marry too soon; a chilling sacrifice a leader must make, interweave to create an electrifying play of lust, wit and adventure.

PRAISE FOR SUNRISE AT MIDNIGHT

“…Sunrise at Midnight is a lovely and fascinating journey into the world of these traditional folktales, that most of us would never otherwise be able to visit.” -Blog Cherry and Spoon

“It’s physical theater…an Algerian tradition that’s also a regional specialty in the Twin Cities…the actors are tight and expressive.” -The City Pages

What audiences said:

“…loved the storytelling, the movement and music.”

 “A phenomenal show! Never a dull moment.”

“We talked about it all the way home. Please tell us more stories!”

AVAILABLE FOR TOURING

Taous Claire Khazem and Aaron Gabriel are recipients of a 2017 Jerome Foundation & the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation Travel/Study grant.

Taous Claire Khazem is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of MN through a grant through the MN State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation by the MN State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.