Wednesday June 28th was the opening evening for Beirut’s Cultural Festivals and the primary screening of a “Journey By way of Time”, the pageant’s centerpiece and a real masterpiece. From the dwell orchestra, the script, the spectacular visuals and massive display screen, the entire present was breath-taking and charming from begin until finish.
Nejmeh Sq.’s iconic clock tower was saved because the present’s focus, however that they had an elevator put in beneath it to carry it down in a few of the scenes. This yr’s plot is completely different because it tells the story of a Lebanese expat on his first ever go to again to Beirut. As quickly as he will get to Nejmeh Sq. (Place de l’Etoile) a hidden door seems within the iconic Nejmeh Sq. clock. The door is a magical gateway into Beirut’s previous, and he proceeds to go in.
He meets his Lebanese ancestors in addition to distinguished Lebanese figures from historical past, and asks them concerning the Beirut of yesterday. They in flip ask him concerning the Beirut of immediately. We’re introduced again to the Lebanese Emirs period, the Phoenicians, Beirut’s superb 50s and 60s years and naturally the conflict and the reconstruction period. There was a particular homage to Lebanese legends and previous musicians, and to Lebanon’s first and thus far solely Miss Universe Georgina Rizk.
Listed here are few photos from the “Journey By way of Time” present. It’s a must-see and there are two exhibits left on July 1st and 2nd.
Alwan Beirut kicks off on July third and I’m gifting away tickets this afternoon so keep tuned, and the funtastic Village is ongoing until July 5.