The Wake is a performance reflecting a fragmented geography, made of intimate stories and fables, songs and cries of revolt, demands and delirium. It is an assembly trying to make itself heard.
The Wake is a performance reflecting a fragmented geography, a broken mirror of the complexity of the world. It is made of intimate stories and fables, songs and cries of revolt, demands and delirium. It is an assembly trying to make itself heard: is there a possible future beyond the repetition of catastrophes of all kinds? Is there a common fire to be shared with those who have lost their voice or never had it? The Living and The Dead Ensemble is a group of artists, performers and poets from Haiti, France and the UK. While writing this uncertain journey through space and time, they also read fragments of the play Melovivi or Le Piège (“The Trap”) of the Haitian writer Frankétienne, a work anticipating the earthquake that would devastate Haiti ten years ago. By referencing this work, The Wake becomes today a space that anticipates a new future. The Wake is also presented online, in a video of the performance that combines physical presence and fragments of scenes shot in Clichy-Montfermeil and Haiti.
Performers: Rossi Jacques Casimir, Dieuvela Cherestal, Sophonie Maignan, Cynthia Maignan, James Desiris, James Peter Etienne, Mackenson Bijou, Leonard Jean Baptiste, Olivier Marboeuf, Louis Henderson © Louis Henderson
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