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\Kingdom of Fire and Clay

Two young artists meet. One's an Israeli, the other an Iranian. Sworn enemies, or possible best friends? 

After performing two separate but highly successful shows at the International Storytelling Festival Amsterdam in 2012, they decide to combine forces and make a show that dives into their pasts, their cultures and the source of their countries' enmity.

Kingdom of Fire and Clay combines classical Jewish and Iranian tales, as well as the personal stories of Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani. Words are mixed with music, friction with moments of intimacy.


Storyteller Raphael Rodan, from Israel, and the Dutch Iranian storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani met each other in 2012 at the International Storytelling Festival Amsterdam and immediately decided that they want to work together on a performance about their backgrounds. With musicians Anastasis Sarakatsanos and Bas Kisjes they tell stories to discover what home means to them and to see if they are really so different as the press, politicians and the public opinion makes us belief. In a poetic, strong and urgent performance they mix words with music, telling a new story about friendship.

Performed by: Raphael Rodan en Sahand Sahebdivani

Music: Anastasis Sarakatsanos en Bas Kisjes

Directed by: Vasile Nedelcu

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