Taking Back the Booty

The inaugural production of Collectiva Inanna, the 70 minute multimedia and staged performance includes dialogue and dance, music and magic, through which we sought to decolonize our psyches and reclaim that which has been looted from us as women.

The production was co-written/produced and performed by Bahriye Kemal, Maria Kouvarou, Reem Maghribi, and Mavromichalis; and benefited from the invaluable support of Arjen Barel, a ‘thinking partner’ assigned by IMPACT, a platform run by Brandeis University, to support us during the development of our production.

The multimedia multi sensory piece was first performed in December 2020 in Nicosia, on both sides of the divide, as part of the Buffer Fringe Festival, produced by Home4Cooperation.

The photographs below (courtesy of Pavlos Vryonides and the Buffer Fringe Festival) were taken at Theatro Polis in south Nicosia, while the video recording, filmed by Rahme Veziroglu, is of the performance at EMAA in north Nicosia.

** IMPACT is an initiative of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis University, in collaboration with the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College and Maseno University in Kisumu, Kenya.