/NOT/ in my name

Produced by the Department of Contemporarian Puppetry, MHDK Stuttgart

in cooperation with the Department of Senography, HEAR Strasbourg (Fr).

Sponsorship through Strasbourg city, Department of European and international relationship.

How work last names, according on the French context? In this experimentation, the performer* try to confront his personal datas with the Fench administration, and to search about French state politics on becoming and giving name. Where are woman's* last name? What does the french Governement meant, with the possibility to "frenchify" name, to make Last name with "foreigh connotation" sounds more french? And how?! Thought performing with water, lights, physic forces, masks and live music, it comes to an investigation about family structure, and how institutions shape how we can be perceive.

TEAM

Rafi Martin : Idea, Performing, Mask

Nina Kazourian : Live Music Conception, Performing

Camille Martin : Live Music

Laia Ribera : Technic

Artistic support : Prof. Julika Mayer

Construction of the fisch : Stéphanie Oberhoff

Konzeption

 

This Project has been starting with the topic of names and changing names, diaspora, memories of migratory background, visibility or not of it, and the difference of treatment in the society. I've been growing up in a family that for part belong to the russian diaspora in Paris. I feel concerned about this question on my daily life. Stories about people that became the French nationality and throught this changed their names are part of my family and the friend's circle of my family. At the same time, my official surname und lastname sounds white French, and then do not seems to be connected to this topic.

 

Visual medium, like water's schadows, mask's play, fish and an aquarium are the scenographie and the requisits for this piece. Together with texts from the officiel website of the french state as texts with my own datas, they build different level of sensibility. Geometry (of the circle und of the square / of circle in square) und physic (to flow, centrifugal force) play a big role in this work. It has also a particular focus on scenography and live music throught a cooperation with the scenography school of HEAR in France, and the musical cooperation of Nina Kazourian from the Neue Music departement of HMDK Stuttgart.

         Tour

 15.11.2020 - 18:00 : Interkulturelles Made in Stuttgart Festival, Studio Theater, Stuttgart

 15.11.2020 - 18:45 : Interkulturelles Made in Stuttgart Festival, Studio Theater, Stuttgart

 15.11.2020 - 19:30 : Interkulturelles Made in Stuttgart Festival, Studio Theater, Stuttgart

 

 

         Früher

 28/10.19 - 22:00 : Internationales Festival des zeitgenössischen Figuren- und Objekttheaters Theater der Dinge, Berlin

 28/10.19 - 20:00 : Internationales Festival des zeitgenössischen Figuren- und Objekttheaters Theater der Dinge, Berlin

 

15.04.19 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

14.04.19 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

13.04.19 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

12.04.19 - 18:30 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

12.04.19 - 14:00 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

11.04.19 - 14:00 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

 

11.04.19 - 10:00 : National Theater of San Salvador, El Salvador

 

2.04.19 : Cultural Center of Spain, Antigua, Guatemala

 

29.03.19 : Cultural Center of Spain (CINELUX), Guatemala City, Guatemala

1.01.19 : Festival of garden theater of the Alliance Francaise of San Salvador, El Salvador

21.02.19 : Nomada Festival, San Salvador, El Salvador

 9.02.19 - 17:15 : Ratures Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

 9.02.19 - 16:30 : Ratures Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

 26.07.18 : Giesinger Kulturpreis 2018 – 15 Minutes of Fame, München

 

 16.05.18 : Internationales Festival Fidena „Figuren theater der Nationen“, Bochum

 19.03.18 : Premiere in Frankreich : Festival Les Giboulées, Biennale Corps-Objets-Images in Strasbourg, Frankreich

 9.03.18 : Premiere in Österreich : Figuren theater Festival Wels, Österreich

 9-10.02.18 : Expeditionnenen im Jungen Figurentheater in Theater Westflügel, Leipzig

 17.11.17 :  Figuma, Figuren Theater Festival Eupen, Belgium

 29.10.17 : Parkour Doppeltes Spiel zwieschen den Teater Fitz und Rampe in Stuttgart

 21.07.17 : Premiere in Deutschland : Studentisches Figuren Theater Festival Die-wo-Spielen, Stuttgart