In ‘Perzen’, partly created in Palestine, theatre director Chokri Ben Chikha explores the empathy of four art students. Do they succeed in looking differently at the cruel conflict between Israelis and Palestinians through the lens of a Greek tragedy?


Chokri Ben Chikha / NTGent & Action Zoo Humain


✔ Multiple languages spoken
✔ Dutch & English surtitles


In 'Persians. Triumph of Empathy.' director Chokri Ben Chikha examines the empathic capacity of six performers. Do they succeed in viewing a decades-old highly polarised issue differently through the lens of a Greek tragedy?

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Chokri Ben Chikha C Michiel Devijver Liggend

Chokri Ben Chikha (1969) is an actor, dancer, choreographer, performer and dramatist. He is artistic lead at Action Zoo Humain and teaches and researches at the KASK in Ghent, where he obtained his doctorate in the arts in 2013. In 2009, he founded Action Zoo Humain, a company that plays with polyphony and explores how theatre can directly affect reality, without losing sight of its poetic potential and self-criticism.Chokri questions the tension between ethics, identity and neoliberalism: he identifies these concepts as three of the most important challenges of the 21st century.

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