Mar 31-Apr 1: An Immigrant’s Story – Wanjiru Kamuyu

Date: March 31
Time: 7.30 pm (55 min)

Date: April 1
Time: 6.00 pm (55 min)

Price: 180 :-
Supporting members: 130 :-
Student/Senior/u 26 years: 90 :-

The sound volume in the performance is intended for people over 12 years.

Wanjiru Kamuyu brings to life emotional stories of immigration through blending different dance styles with painful memories.

In the solo work An Immigrant’s Story, Wanjiru Kamuyu explores an immigrant’s place and sense of belonging. She takes us on a personal journey with intimate stories of finding herself uprooted, being different to others and trying desperately to find her place.

Alone on stage, surrounded by 35 black chairs, Kamuyu tells us through her words and dance about the objectification, exotification and racism she has encountered on her travels around the globe. She reflects upon the privilege of the white cis male, the complexity of being a foreigner and how asphyxiating prejudice and cultural biases can be.

Like a crucible, she combines African, European and American influences in her work. Her nomadic body is an ever-changing map, stylised as something both assimilated and stigmatised: there is a satirical undertone to the performance that is compelling in its straightforwardness.

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Choregrapher and performer: Wanjiru Kamuyu
Dramaturge and producer: Dirk Korell
Texts: Laetitia Ajanohun
Music composition: LACRYMOBOY
With the voices of: Laetitia Ajanohun, Jean-François Auguste, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Dirk Korell, Pascal Beugre Tellier, Smaïl Kanouté, Crystal Petit, Sibille Planques
And the stories of: Tout-Monde
Light design: Cyril Mulon
Costume design: Birgit Neppl
Production intern: Yvan-Loïc Kamdem Djoko
Foto: Pierre Planchenault

Special thanks to: Robyn Orlin, Jean Gaudin and David Gaulein-Stef
Executive production: camin aktion
Co-production: Espace 1789 de Saint-Ouen, scène conventionnée de Saint-Ouen, La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux ‎- La Rochelle, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, micadanses, Paris
Funding: Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France, Région Ile-de-France, SPEDIDAM
Residencies: Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville d’Aubervilliers – Espace Renaudie, SUBS, Lyon, Saison 2019-20
Partnership – residencies: L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux ‎- La Rochelle, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie
Partnership – studio space: Atelier de Paris / Centre de développement chorégraphique national, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, CN D Centre national de la danse, Pantin, micadanses, Paris (as part of a specific partnership)

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