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Traversée

Ages 9 to 14

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Patricia Voumard

Patricia Voumard

Patricia Voumard

Patricia Voumard

Patricia Voumard

Adéral Piot

Approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.

A little bit of humanity to take home

Nour takes us through the perilous crossing that has brought her here, drawn by the promise of a better place to live. She recalls the dangers of the voyage, and most of all the pain of separation: how can she bear to leave Youmna, the deaf woman who loves her like a daughter? The young girl tears herself away, taking nothing with her but a mysterious little box.

On stage, one actress relates in words and another in sign language this touching and disturbing quest that reflects a very current reality. Like Nour, half the world’s migrants are children.

It’s an inner journey the character undertakes to discover who she is and where she belongs in the world. No one chooses to be a refugee. Especially not a child.

Milena Buziak

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  • Traversée

Credits

  • With Florence Blain Mbaye and Hodan Youssouf
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20 Nov

21 Nov

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25 Nov

  • 3:00 PM ASL

26 Nov

  • 3:00 PM

Assistant director: Anne-Sophie Tougas

Sets: Laurence Boutin-Laperrière

Lighting and video integration: Hugo Dalphond

Sound: Diane Labrosse

Video images: Khadija Baker

Costumes: Manon Guiraud

Artistic consultants: Francine Alepin, Robert Faguy and Julie Vallée-Léger

Produced by Voyageurs Immobiles, compagnie de création

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