Tonight’s programme toys with history to construct a new realm in between. By merging Duke Ellington’s 1963 performance at Khuld Hall in Baghdad with Saddam’s bloody coup in the same space 16 years later, Eyal creates a fictional space to provide a different history and a different world for those victims in the hall, a gate of anunnaki through which the dead and lost can reclaim their place. “Don’t let anyone kill your daughter in the Underworld. Don’t let your precious metal be alloyed there with the dirt of the Underworld. Don’t let your precious lapis lazuli be split there with the mason’s stone. Don’t let your boxwood be chopped up there with the carpenter’s wood,” (“Inanna’s descent to the Underworld” 48-56).