PERFORMANCE / SPOKEN WORD
by Hoda Adra
A story told through a poetic and scientific investigation of the past, drawings, and a travel journal
Hoda Adra is set to tell a story through a poetic and scientific investigation of the past, drawings, and a travel journal in A, which will be presented at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), May 25 – 28.
A is for algorithm, anecdote, arrive, or annihilate. A is also for airplane, abs, and after.
A unearths thirty hand-written journals recording a long period of isolation. Imagined and created by the spoken-word poet Hoda Adra, this performance sees her take the stage after leaving the land of Brumania, a fictitious country where pink blobs choke women’s voices. It’s the birth story of a voice, oscillating between shyness, self-censorship, seduction, humour, awkwardness, shame, urgency, satire… as if taking its first steps. Suddenly, a fluorescent pink shape appears: a pink ghost, freed from a body that occupies the kitchen and fills pages upon pages of existentialist theories. Writing becomes an experience of returning to oneself, shared as an act of resistance.
This spoken word performance is presented in French.
|Text, staging, interpretation, drawings: Hoda Adra|
Lighting design, set design, props: Catherine FP
Mentor: Clea Minaker
Dramaturgical accompaniment: Marc Béland
Technical director, stage manager: Catherine FP
Additional comments: Fanny Tousignant, Charly Mullot, Pier Porcheron
Somatic accompaniment: Meryem Alaoui
Friend of the pink ghost: Lolo Sirois
Support: Christelle Franca
Movement training: Audrey L.
Photo: Dan Popa