LA PAROLE NOCHERE
In Japan, we live with the invisible, the spirits of nature, objects as well as with our ghosts. My next creation, Dears, comes from letters wrote by the performers to their lost ones.
Right now, the world is living something tragic. People die and are buried alone. Everybody feels a little bit lonely. I feel the need to create a contemporary ritual that would make the sacred accessible. I would like to build this phone booth so that people can come and speak to their dead. It’s time to open our eyes to see the invisible ones and pay homage to them. This idea can seem odd but performing a ritual to speak to the dead is a universal traditional practice. It is a gentle way to heal our wounds.
During the lockdown, I heard Wajdi on the radio talking about his vision of a theatre that could change the world. I called him to offer him to build a phone booth so that people could come talk to their dead in the sheltered intimacy of the theatre.
Poetic experience around the memory of lost ones
Every Sunday from September 26th, 2020
A project by Wajdi Mouawad and Kaori Ito
with Charlotte Farcet, Victor de Oliveira , Delphine Lanson and Kaori Ito