/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.
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
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.
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