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12.27.2012

Happy Holidays

As 2012 comes to a close, The (B)IM Project wishes you 
a safe and happy holiday season!




2012 was a special year for our collective. With the support of a grant from The Theatre Communications Group, we ended 2011 with a workshop period for our new production. We started 2012 with a bang, winning The Ideaz Prize and securing valuable support and sponsorship from Dunkin Donuts, Classic Burger and Sustainable Environmental Solutions. We cast a stellar group of actors, managers and designers under the direction of Camille Brunel-Aoun and performed 10,453 km2 in June and July along the coast of Lebanon. If you missed our show, check out the links below:

10,453 km2 was featured on Al Jazeera's Earthrise TV program 

10,453 km2 received great press coverage from around the world, including features on EverydayTrash.com , Green Prophet,  ELLE Orientale , Al Akhbar News, & L'Hebdo.


As always, our work is not possible without the support of family, friends and fans- thank you to all who have helped us by volunteering, interning, donating, spreading the word and coming to our shows! If you would like to make a donation this holiday season, just click here :)

See you in 2013!






8.15.2012

Al Jazeera English Features BIM

We're thrilled to be featured on Earthrise, a great show on Al Jazeera English about all things environmental. Click on the link below to check out the 5 minute clip on YouTube !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1_AzSQ3XCQ&feature=share




7.20.2012

Have you heard of Green Prophet, the leading voice for green news in the Middle East ? They loved 10453 and sat down to interview Camille & Denise. Check out the links to two in depth articles of our show!

Interview: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/07/lebanon-trash-theatre/

Reflections: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/07/10453-trash-play-lebanon/






7.18.2012

Everyday Trash

We are thrilled to be featured on Everydaytrash.com, a NYC based blog that examines the art and politics of the world through the lens of garbage.  Check out our interview:



7.10.2012

10453 in Beirut, Lebanon

A great performance- around 400 people attended!!- beautifully shot by photographers Jessica Kalache & Bernard Khalil.

Photo: Bernard Khalil


Photo: Bernard Khalil


Photo: Jessica Kalache

Photo by Jessica Kalache

Photo by Jessica Kalache

Photo by Jessica Kalache





7.07.2012

10453 in Saida, Lebanon

Amazing show in Saida, Lebanon- in spite of the threats/ unrest/ protests- theatre prevailed. Some snapshots from Siada below :) Next stop...Beirut, July 7!


Photography by Rayya Haddad









7.03.2012

L'Hebdo & 10453

Great coverage of 10453 and The (B)IM Project in this week's edition of L'Hebdo Magazine!


7.02.2012

Stop Motion 10453

An amusing 30 second stop motion clip by Zeina Aboul Hosn of the 10453 crew at work...

video


Or watch it on The (B)IM Project's YouTube channel, link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkQTe3MQ-A&feature=share

6.28.2012

10453 Video Teaser

Our lovely videographer, Zeina Aboul Hosn, put together a great 1 minute video teaser of the 10453 performance in Tyre.



Check it out on our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Pl9lTntlU&feature=plcp&noredirect=1

10453 in Tyre, Lebanon

It was a beautiful performance.  Thank you to all those who welcomed us and joined us on the corniche of Tyre, Lebanon on Saturday June 30. Some photos below....


Group Scene from 10453


Actor Daniel Balabane


 Actor Hadi Deaibess
Actor Kholoud Nasser


Scene from afar on the Corniche of Tyre, Lebanon

6.19.2012

10453: A Story About Life in 1 km sq of Trash.

Where Maria Callas, heavy metal and plastic collide
to create an adventurous, upcycled trash performance!

It all begins Saturday, June 23 at 6:30 pm 
on the Al Kahrab Corniche of Tyre, Lebanon

( Located between Al Fanar/Lighthouse and the Makbaret; Opposite the old city)





6.09.2012

Time Out Beirut

Time Out Beirut features The (B)IM Project in the Stage section of their June edition, out now!



6.02.2012

Elle Orientale meets Camille

Elle Orientale interviews (B)IM writer & director, Camille Brunel Aoun about theatre and the poetry of trash.  

Pick up a copy of the June edition (On stands this week!) to learn more about Camille and her inspiration for the upcoming (B)IM summer production :)


5.31.2012

BIM & T.E.R.R.E. LIBAN

Lebanon is full of surprises.

Nestled in the hills of Baabda is a beautiful 18th century Franco-Lebanese home, currently used as the headquarters for environmental ngo,  T.E.R.R.E Liban. Their mission? To sensitize young Lebanese
on issues concerning public health and sustainable development, to promote peace and to educate about the preservation of natural resources through conferences, leadership building and practical projects.

Among other activities, T.E.R.R.E Liban offers their grounds as a sorting facility. Check out the photos of sorted plastics, metals and paper below! And be sure to check out T.E.R.R.E Liban at the our shows :)











5.23.2012

BIM in Recycled Art & Design Exhibit

The #Upcycling #Art trend has hit Beirut, Lebanon.

"Trashy Treasures," a recycled art and design exhibit, opens tomorrow at L'Atelier Mar Mikael, from 6- 9 PM. The exhibition brings together a group of artists, designers and environmentalists to address the eminent issue of waste by transforming discarded materials into a creative and colorful variety of objects, furniture, accessories, sculpture and art works. The show continues until June 22 ( the night before BIM 4 opening in Tyre!)

We're exhibiting an installation made from plastic water bottles & ink ( Thank You BIMKleen Volunteers!), designed by BIM installation artist, Dina Mahmoud.

Take a peek below... it's a flavor of what's to come in our upcoming show !


5.19.2012

BIMkleen

Every Saturday morning, from 9 -12, BIMkleen hits the streets in and around Beirut, picking up plastic waste from the community. Thank you to all our volunteers, and to today's new addition, Hana Bakkar, from Ras el Nabaa!  See you next weekend :)



5.17.2012

BIM in Beyond

Pick up the Spring issue of Beyond Magazine- Lebanon's own environmentally focused magazine- currently on stands. Check out the spread on The (B)IM Project's previous and upcoming work!

  

5.15.2012

Time To Rehearse

A stellar cast: Tony Kahoush, Daniel Balabane, Hadi Deaibess, Raghda Moawad & Kholoud Nasser
+ A hard working stage manager: Assil Ayyash
+ A creative writer/director: Camille Brunel Aoun
+ Piles of garbage
+ More garbage
+ Even more garbage
+ A beautiful space, graciously donated to us by Zico House.
= Time to Rehearse BIM 4 !

In the coming weeks, we'll share more photos of our exciting work in progress, but for now we leave you with this quote, visible on the facade of Zico House, a true supporter of the arts and artists working in Lebanon:

                                                   "Imagination Helps Art Rid Reality Of Its Tricks"




5.13.2012

The Final Countdown


Tomorrow, we begin our final rehearsals for BIM 4! 

We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge all those who participated in our workshop development phase and contributed to our project:

Concept Development... Lucien Bourjeily, Randy Ginsburg  & Nadine Touma 
Performers: Joan Baz, Hadi Deaibess, David Habchy, Raghda Mouawad, Hussein Nakhal, Dana Mikhail, Habib Rahmeh & Aurelian Zouki
Research/Advice/ Hosting: Apparacida Awad, Lamia, Jihan, Manal, Kara Molina Johnson, Mona Mouallem, Ziad Samaha, Alexandra Schneider & George Zouein

Thank You! 

And a Special Thanks to Zico House and the Theatre Communications Group :)

3.26.2012

A Call for Plastic Bottles and Plastic Bags




Do you live in Lebanon?
Do you have plastic bottles & plastic bags around your house or office ??
Don't you WISH you could recycle them ???

Now, you can!

The (B)IM Project wants YOUR plastic waste.

We are collecting plastic bags & plastic bottles for our upcoming show.

Just send an email to thebimproject@gmail.com with directions & a time window on Saturdays or Sundays and WE'LL COME PICK THEM UP!


We only have two requests:

1. If you give us soda/juice/oil bottles, PLEASE RINSE THEM OUT
(Just a quick squeeze of soap & water will do!)
2. Please do NOT crush the bottles.

Yalla, email us!



3.20.2012

BIM in RAGMAG Magazine

Pick up the March issue of RAGMAG magazine to read about BIM and the upcoming June 2012 production!