June 3-7

About the festival
"The Beirut Spring Festival", created and launched in 2009 by the Samir Kassir Foundation, is inspired by the title of one of the last articles written by Samir Kassir, shortly before his assassination in 2005.

This event, targeting the broad general public, is unique both in its concept and program.The goals of the Festival and its particular character have generated such a warm welcome from the public.

The Festival is the first of its kind in Beirut.

The Festival features multidisciplinary international performances (theater, music, dance, conferences...) revolving around the themes of tolerance and cultural diversity, especially in societies facing violence and injustice.

The Festival features exclusive one-night performances scheduled over a week in different venues across Beirut.

The Festival supports contemporary art creation and energizes Lebanon’s cultural and artistic life, built on the belief that art is the ultimate way to tolerance.

The Festival thrives on the young generation’s interest in maintaining ties with the vision and thoughts of Samir Kassir.

The free admission to the Festival provides all categories of the Lebanese society with unrestricted access to original, non commercial art works.
This festival has grown thanks to the financial and moral support of friends, sponsors and especially the civil society.

Thank you for your loyalty,

9:00 pm
AMOK – Theatre - France
Based on the novel Amok by Stefan Zweig

Translated to French and directed by Caroline Darnay

Adapted to theatre and performed by

Alexis Moncorgé

Grand-son of the great Jean Gabin

Winner of the Molieres Award 2016

Best New Comer Category

Following its remarkable success in Avignon 2015 as well as at Theatre Poche Montparnasse in Paris during the current 2016 season, the Beirut Spring Festival is honored to welcome Alexis Moncorgé for the first time in Beirut with this performance on the opening night, June 3, 2016.

Language: French, with Arabic Subtitles

Scenography     : Caroline Mexme
Lighting design : Denis Koransky
Sound design     : Thomas Cordé
Choreography    : Nicolas Vaucher 
With the voices of Benjamin Niss and Laurent Feuillebois
Production : Matrioshka Productions & Chayle Company

June 3, 2016, 9 P.M. 
Georges Audi Auditorium - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires  Clémenceau – Ras Beirut

9:00 pm


Formed in 2011 by architecture students and life-long friends Anthony Khoury & Joey Abu Jawdeh, Adonis made its first steps as an online sensation, with its signature track “Stouh Adonis”. The band has since grown to headline major festivals, including the 2013 edition of the prominent Beirut Holidays festival, and perform at the most prestigious venues across Lebanon and the Arab world.

Anthony Khoury

Joey Abou Jawdeh

Nicola Hakim

Fabio Khoury

June 5, 2016, 9 P.M - Samir Kassir Square – Down Town

9:00 pm

4x4: Ephemeral Architectures 

A co-production between 

Gandini Juggling, National Centre for Circus Arts, Lighthouse Poole and La Brèche Pôle national des arts du cirque de Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville 

A collaboration between two worlds; ballet and juggling.

 Tracing pathways in space, four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage for the first time. Both these formalised systems are ephemeral journeys through time and space, leaving an unseen trace, like an imaginary architecture. 4 x 4 is a celebration of where these paths meet. 

This seasons sees the sensational Gandini Juggling returning to its love affair with pure patterns and mathematics with 4x4. Following the international success of Smashed, this new work takes us on fleeting journeys through time and space in a unique dialogue between jugglers and ballet dancers. 4x4: Ephemeral Architects premiered at the 2015 London International Mime Festival at the Royal Opera House, where it received rave reviews. 

Directed by world renowned juggler Sean Gandini, choreographed by Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela, with original composition ‘Suspended opus 69’ by Nimrod Borenstein and performed live by exceptional young chamber ensemble Camerata Alma Viva. Incredible lighting design by Guy Hoars completes this sensational cross-art form experience.

Following the great success of “Smashed” in the Beirut Spring Festival 2014 and due to the overwhelming demand from the audience, we are honored to welcome them again in Beirut with their new wonderful show  “4x4: Ephemeral Architectures.” 

June 7, 2016, 9 P.M. Al Madina Theatre, Hamra                            

Organized by the Samir Kassir foundation
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