“Gesturing in a Realm of Shadows – Lamentations”

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When: Nov 6 at 8:45pm
Where: Hexagram Black Box EV OS3.845

This piece is centered around the involuntary expressions of displacement. For this work, I research involuntary gestures made by “Montrealers displaced by War Genocide and Human Rights Abuses” who were interviewed by a large CURA project of the same name, led by oral historian Steven High. Can we find any traces of their experiences in their normal gestural repertoire ? We analysed 12 long lifestory interviews and excerpted gestures that are then transposed into a gestural theatre work.
“Gesturing/Lamentations” does not last long – around 25-30 min, followed by a short Q&A session with all participants. This show is by invitation only and part of the conference on Remembering War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations: Oral History, New Media and the Arts, Nov. 5 – 8 organized by the above-mentioned almost eponymous CURA project.