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Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza


  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza
  • Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza

Photo G. Simon


A group of migrants sails on a small boat for Lampedusa, running away from their country, to a new land. On board of the "Esperanza" they try their luck, tossed about by the Mediterranean, by the smugglers, by the coastguards. On the open sea, the group remains united, in spite of the tensions. Each one of them shows his own expectations, his fears, his wild hopes…
Under the sails, they speak a rough, young and poetic language, humour is hidden in the heart of the collective tragedy. Music and choreography take part of this visceral narrative. Eight actors embody endearing beings who dream of a journey of no return and remind us the essence of mankind.

Esperanza is our history. At the beginning of the 21rst century, on a semi-rigid boat, 8 persons leave the North-African coast for Lampedusa: an engineer, a taxi-driver, a painter, a former cop, a musician…
Aziz Chouaki could have taken part of the journey. The exchanges between theses border breakers herald the vast migrations of today. Esperanza is also a little bit of my own history. After the heartrending Armenian genocide of 1915 my family fled from country to country, with no hope to root. My grandparents had stateless status and the famous Nansen passport,"without possible return"... (3 words that cross the identity papers of the Armenians who had left Turkey afters the slaughters of 1915).

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Hovnatan Avédikian - Esperanza (Teaser)


"Esperanza"

By Aziz Chouaki
Text published by Les Cygnes
Directed by Hovnatan Avédikian

With :
Samuel Chariéras, Caroline Fay, Florent Hill, Issam Kadichi,
Jérôme Kocaoglu, Jean-Baptiste Tur, Vasken Solakian, Karim Zennit

Music : Vasken Solakian
Choregraphy : Aurélien Desclozeaux
Scenography : Marion Gervais
Lights : Alexandre Toscani
Sound : Guillaume Pomares
Trainee for direction : Lou Lefèvre

Production Théâtre National de Nice - CDN Nice Côte d’Azur (France - 06)
Associate production company : Collectif Mains d'Oeuvre



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Tour dates

Creation dates from 2 to 12 March 2017 at Théâtre de Nice - CDN Nice Côte d'Azur (France - 06)
From 6 to 29 July 2017 - 17h00 at Théâtre des Halles - Avignon (France - 84)
(Except mondays 10, 17 & 24)
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Creation

"Corsica"
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Creation 2018-2019
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