id - Identity of the soul

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Performance in Ramallah, 2008

id - Identity of the Soul is a work of performance art produced by Martine Rød and directed by Thomas Hoegh. The first version of this work, Terje, was performed in Yokohama, Japan in 2006 with Paal Ritter Schjerven as Co-Director and Director of Cinematography. and the latest version premiered in Palestine in 2008. In 2009 the show then toured to Doha, Qatar in May and to the Teater Ibsen in Skien, Norway in June. The Studio version of id (a smaller, more portable version of the production) had its English premiere at the Cambridge Film Festival on 17 September 2009 and is currently touring the UK.

Based on Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's poem 'Terje Vigen' and Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish's "A Soldier Dreams Of White Lilies"[1] id is a combination of music and poetry along with film projected onto five separate screens. The soundtrack was composed by Paul Noble and Dan Berridge, and is a fusion of traditional Scandinavian and Arabic music with contemporary electronic rhythms.[2]

Language Narrator
English Vanessa Redgrave
French Jean Rochefort
Arabic Mahmoud Darwish
Urdu Irrfan Khan
Hebrew Gila Almagor
Norwegian Anne Grete Preus and Jan Wiig

World Tour[edit]

id has been performed in several cities since 2006, and continues its world and UK tour

West Bank Tour
Year Location
2006 Yokohama, Japan
2008 West Bank:

Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron/Halhul, Qalqilya, Jericho and Jenin

March 2009 Doha, in Qatar
June 2009 Skien, in Norway
August 2009 Amman, in Jordan
September 2009 Cambridge Film Festival, Picturehouse Cinemas Curzon Cinema, Mayfair, London; Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, London, in Britain
October 2009 Picturehouse Cinemas Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton; Exeter Picturehouse; Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton
November 2009 Picturehouse Cinemas Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh; Scala Cinema, Prestatyn; Chapter Cinema, Cardiff; Regal Picturehouse, Henley
January 2010 7pm Thursday 21 January, Birmingham Library Theatre
February 2010 2.30 pm Saturday 13 February, Pictureville National Media Museum, Bradford
March 2010 3pm, 5pm, 7pm 21 March, The Drum (Arts Centre), Birmingham


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