My love, remember that you are mine
Original title: Amore ricordati che sei mia
Original language: Italian
Where: Italy, Colombia, Haiti
Playwriter, director and actress Marilena Crosato
The performance is born from the collaboration with Maria Consagra during a yearlong investigation focusing on strengthening relationships and gender dynamics. It is a fairy tale written to reflect upon the specific strategies women use to live and define their roles in different societies.
Two references underlie the creation: the character of Shahrazade in “The thousand and one nights” and the situation of migrant and displaced women facing the challenge of a different cultural context in everyday life. The collection of life stories by migrant women in Italy and displaced women in Colombia are the contemporary substance of the show, while Shahrazade embodies the archetype of the possibility to contain the dominant politics based on violence with the charm of storytelling and fantasy. The new writing combines all the “ingredients” focusing the ambiguity between love and possession, the act of pacific resistance and the search for an authentic encounter with a partner.
A woman, blindfolded for a better understanding of the world of imagination, tells the story of a slave that resists through an absolute silence – unintentionally seductive – but intentionally conquering the powerful man who owns her.
Festival Internacional de Teatro Contemporáneo de Mujeres Cali Pacifica Cali, Colombia
Festival de Teatro Alternativo of the Festival Iberoamericano at La Candelaria theatre, Bogotà, Colombia
Festival Tutte le Direzioni Reggio Emilia, Italy.
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