Join apexart as we imagine our way to the Ethiopian countryside
to hear actress Azeb Worku Sibane perform "The Devil's
Scarf" and "The Lion's Whiskers." Traditionally
in Ethiopia, neighbors gather in the house of the oldest man
of the village for an evening of coffee, kolo (a snack of
salted grains), areke (a locally produced alcohol) and story
telling. The crowd eats and drinks until the performance begins,
when food and drink are forgotten. Here audience members will
be encouraged to join in the telling of the story, through
clapping and advice to the characters in the story.
7 pm performance will be followed by a discussion between
Azeb Worku Sibane and Pablo Helguera.
Azeb Worku Sibane lives in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia and has worked professionally for more than fifteen
years in diverse roles including actress, production manager,
translator, theater director and playwright. Azeb has performed
at Ethiopia's National Theatre since 1992 and has appeared
in productions such as "Ha -hu weyim Pe-Pu" by Laureate
Tsegaye G/medhin and "Keadmas bashahge" by Bealu
Girma. In 2006 Azeb directed and acted in "Eight Women,"
originally a French comedy drama that she translated to Amharic.
This was the first theater production in Ethiopia to be staged
entirely by women. Additionally, Azeb has performed in numerous
plays at the Addis Ababa Cultural Center, and in live transmissions
at the Ethiopia National Radio. In 2007 Azeb Worku performed
at The Swedish Theater Biennial in Örebro as part of
the Performing Arts Cooperation between Sweden and East Africa