“An exile, I well know, feeds on vain hopes” Aeschylus
We dream, we sing, we make jokes and we cry, we get naked, we feed on the darkness and we blossom like life’s miracles. We are exiled children, dykes and fags. We have left home to find our own. Come and dream with us!
Animated by your 5 dreamers dykes & faggots :
Sarra Ryma, director, performer and co-author, queer algerian;
Laure Orset-Prelet, artistic director and costume designer;
Yelena Moskovich, author, performer, non-binary of Ukrainian origin;
Inès Cherifi, musician, performer, visual artist;
Marine Armandin, set designer.
Launched in fall 2017, La Manutention is a residency program dedicated to performing artists.
Sorour Darabi is invited in residence for one month. The artist meets the public once per week in the spaces of the Palais de Tokyo. These performative evenings allow the public to discover their world and those of their guests, while offering the opportunity to follow the evolution of their work.
When the eyes get used to the darkness, they manage to see a landscape that is not visible in the light. Like a third world, or a third reading of history. Somewhere between night and dawn. In “a thousand and one nights” hides a double meaning: the anguish of an endless night and the promise of an inevitable end.
When the stories are innumerable, normativity no longer settles in. The multitude and the complexity of the stories put in disorder the dominant order. For Scheherazade, inventing and telling stories is a question of survival. She lengthens the night by inventing new myths.