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TE DIRE VRAI | GENEVIÈVE DUONG & NOT ON THIS EARTH | KEREN ROSENBERG

TE DIRE VRAI | GENEVIÈVE DUONG & NOT ON THIS EARTH | KEREN ROSENBERG

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November 7, 2019 to November 10, 2019

She cries and cries. Geneviève gives voice to her writings and their poetry unfolds through slow and simple movements. We are transported on her somatic voyage of transformation towards emancipation. This intimate movement study dives deep into memory, fishing out fragments. These traces of the past materialized during the dancemaker’s reflective process about her tri-cultural heritage: Vietnamese, Argentinean, and Québécois. The work also springs from testimonials gathered in the field about the cultural amnesia and identity shock related to human migrations.

Onstage: Geneviève Duong. Collaborator: Mélanie Rivet.

“You can never visit my land, I can never visit yours. Let’s meet not on this earth.”
This first interaction with someone from the other side of the barrier proved provocative, confrontational, soul-searching. Eventually, they imagined creating a new universe through the empowering lens of Arab futurism. An installation of vivid, repurposed materials forms the landscape. The work explores the effects of borders in three chapters with distinct physical states, scenographies, and scores. Through an exchange of energies and an intense physicality, breaking longstanding taboos, their bodies manifest the historic frictions that divide their ancestors as well as their contemporaries.

Onstage: Keren Rosenberg and another performer TBA. Collaborators: Arthur Duijzers, Raphael Vanoli, Hugo Dalphond.