Island Daughters

What:  teaching and directing a theatre workshop with final performance
Original title:  Aelan Gel
Original language: Bislama
Period: 2015
Where: Port Vila – Vanuatu
Institutions: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign – with the Local Restaurant Market House, Vanuatu Young Women for Change, Farmer’s Association, Alliance française de Port Vila, Ambassade de France, Further Arts.
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From mamas to daughters, Ni-Vanuatu women bring their stories on stage.

Vanuatu. In occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign a group of mamas working at the Market House in Port Vila and some young engaged girls became protagonist of the interactive live performance Aelan Gel / Island Daughters, showing their life challenges and their relationship with the power.

Get your free ticket and secure your seat at the table with the Mamas. The special of the day is some food for thoughts. Today the Mamas will share with you something about their women life through stories and emotions between fiction and reality, a generational journey from mamas to daughters…
What do they think about life, power and women’s condition?

The performance is the result of a one-month process led by the Italian artist Marilena Crosato and developed between the Market House and the Alliance française in Port Vila with women belonging to different local associations. The project started as a spontaneous and voluntary initiative, showing the commitment of a group of women willing to engage and to make their voices heard in the public scene of the city though the powerful tool of theater. Through a sensitive collective journey, the women participating to the workshop shared their personal experiences and perspectives on gender in Vanuatu. They reflected upon the relation between women and power in their society in a transformative perspective, thinking to the specific strategies women use to live, define their roles and dealing with the power(s). The sharing of life stories and ideals accompanied by the possibility given by the artistic work to play with the reality molded a meaningful show that moved the audience.

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