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Home (2018)

A powerful show that speaks of roots, displacement and questions the meaning of the word “HOME”

We’re all trying to figure out where we came from. For some of us, “Home” is a life recreated in a new country, to escape a conflict zone or a devastated country. For others, it’s a house, a table, bread and olive oil…

« It’s very simple, for me home it’s bread and a table… » Nazim Hikmet.

HOME is inspired by interviews with Helen Chadwick’s neighbours and those living locally in London. Helen asked each person to speak of home and what that means to them. Some of those interviewed have since moved on to live elsewhere: a Palestinian man is now in America, a Colombian woman is now in Italy.

Others, born in London, Spain, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, Caribbean, Kurdistan, Turkey and Ireland, have lived in Dalston for many years. Songs are also drawn from conversations witnessed in cafes and on public transport as well as other lyrics from poems by poets who have known displacement and exile.

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“HOME, it’s not a place, it’s a feeling! »” Nazim Hikmet

« Where is home ? Where do you come from?”

HOME, a choir, 4 solo singers, an original intimate stage set for 80 spectators
The music allows the lag, and the collected words are listened to and heard in another resonance.

A journey juxtaposing the vocal power of a group, the fragility of solo voices,  and the naked force of a speech.
The texts collected orally, with a reduced and awkward vocabulary, as if cut with a knife, respond to the heartbreaking poems of Darwich and Hikmet.
Lyrics sung, spoken, uttered, whispered in a shared closeness and intimacy.

It was necessary to be together in the same space : spectators and artists, listeners and singers,

Date(s)

2018, december 12
Salle Seita, La Friche belle de Mai, Marseille
2018, december 13
Salle Seita, La Friche belle de Mai, Marseille
2018, december 14
Salle Seita, La Friche belle de Mai, Marseille
  • Distribution

    Music: Helen Chadwick
    Authors: Hannah Arendt, Mahmoud Darwich, Nazim Hikmet + interviews
    Solists: H. Chadwick, B. Cirla, S. Mahdaoui, T. Zolty.
    With the  Choirs Indéchiffrables: Les MardiSonnants and La Belle Equipe.

    A production Voix Polyphoniques (France)/Songtheatre (Grande-Bretagne)
    Supports: aide à la création DRAC

Contact

Voix Polyphoniques
"La Friche Belle de mai"
41 rue Jobin
13 003 Marseille

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Soutiens institutionnels :
Friche la belle de mai
Voix Polyphoniques est une structure résidente permanente à "La friche la belle de mai" depuis 1993

Credits photos et vidéos

Adrien Bargin, Pierre Ciot, Caroline Dutrey, Thomas Lecercle, Vincent Lucas, Frank Seuret, Léa Torreadrado.