Layla & Majnun
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Video registration and clip editing: Miranda van der Spek
Commissioned by the Tropentheater


Musical theatre performance Layla & Majnun, with the Nieuwe Ensemble 24 November at the Tropentheater in Amsterdam.

The music and dance theatre production Layla and Majnun is an ode to the night. An intercultural production by Rokus de Groot, with dancers, singers and musicians from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Europe. It is based on one of the best-known love stories from the Islamic world, the Persian tale of Nizami, combined with Juan de la Cruz’s poem En una noche oscura and Arabic songs.

The videoclip is an experimental compilation of the performance.