THE CHOIR AND THE ISLAND
Dialogue about an Atlantic archipelago and a community running out of time
For the festival’s special edition A Sea Of Islands, choreographer and theatre maker Lígia Soares talks to Jesse James, artistic director of the Walk & Talk Festival on the Azores. Almost two years ago, her play Cuore, which was supposed to be performed on the square in front the Braunschweig Staatstheater, was first staged there. What does community mean for the theatre? What does theatre work look like on an island in the middle of the Atlantic? And what can we all learn from islands about isolation and connection?
Lígia Soares and Jesse James got together to think about margins and mainlands, and the freedom that comes from experimenting in and with peripheral spaces, responding differently to expectations while provoking, questioning and inviting one to participate. Singing in the choir as an individual experience, imagining a festival as a collective process.
Online conversation The One Thing That Helped
With Lígia Soares and Martine Dennewald
THU 09.07. 07.30 PM
We are using the video platform Zoom for the discussions. If you would like to participate, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org You will then be given access to the individual events.
Talk Lígia Soares . Jesse James Camera . Editing Sara Pinheiro Photography Bernardo Bordalo . Rui Nó . Cláudio Oliveira Translation Katja Roloff
Credits Cuore: Direction Lígia Soares Music Diogo Alvim Piano João Lucas Co-creation and performance António Torres . Lígia Soares . Maurícia Barreira Neves Production Lígia Soares Co-Production Walk&Talk Azores . DDD-Out sung by the audience
Duration ca. 30min
Language English with English and German subtitles
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