Letters from Luxembourg
(Reprise 2017)
 
by Sylvia Camarda & Serge Tonnar


  To my mother
Don’t worry. I’m safe and I live in peace.
I’m still as I was in your womb very close to you because you are my shadow and fragrance
Luxembourg is a very beautiful country, and I feel lonely here because you are not with me
I want to get out of the darkness inside me. I want to go out to the light.

Texte en français

After the big success of "Letters from Luxembourg" for its creation in 2016, the artists' collective invites you to a reopening in June 2017 of this multicultural and multilingual production. The project brings together artists, residents and refugees and tells the destiny of the latter in a profound and personal approach.
 
Who are these people? They may be without papers, but not without paper. Oh have they got paper! Official papers, letters, authorizations, passports, … But who are these people? They could be the survivors from a lost civilization, our civilization, from which would remain only a paper trail, papers and letters that have no more meaning, or get new meanings. They come from Luxembourg, Syria, France, Canada, Portugal, Palestine, Iraq, Cape Verde, Italy. But what does that mean, when a passport has become merely a piece of paper?
 
Refugees & performers from Luxembourg come together in this creation by Sylvia Camarda and Serge Tonnar, based on letters that the refugees wrote from Luxembourg: real or imagined messages, letters home, love letters, even excerpts from official letters from immigration lawyers. These letters from Luxembourg contain humour and sadness, homesickness and hope. Paper is the support for these letters, and this people of the paper, these refugees of today, are the ancestors of the new Luxembourgers in 100 years. There won't be any differences anymore. The people from "Letters from Luxembourg" show already today what that means. They are the people of the new Luxembourg.
 
Press:
"Letters from Luxembourg est un spectacle vivant et frénétique qui interroge autant qu'il atteste, qui touche autant qu'il étonne" Land, 8.7.2016
 
"Die Choreografien von Sylvia Camarda und die Musik von Yannik Stein, Bebe Serra und Serge Tonnar kreieren einen kleinen Kosmos, in dem die Kraft der Bilder unbegrenzt scheint. Dennoch hat die Inszenierung ihre stärksten Momente dort, wo sie leise ist, und jenen das Wort erteilt, die einfach ihre Geschichte erzählen. ... Minutenlanger Applaus und Standing Ovations für einen außergewöhnlichen, einen wichtigen Theaterabend". Luxemburger Wort, 30.6. 2016

Public representations: June 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28, 20:00

School representations: June 27 and 28 juin, 9:30
(please register for the school shows here: dani.jung@maskenada.lu)

Place:
Carré
1, rue de l'Aciérie. L-1112 Luxembourg

Duration: 90 minutes

Languages: english, french, arab (with subtitles), luxembourgish

Price:
20 euros (normal), 8 euros (students), 1,5 euros (Kulturpass)

Tickets:
Online
Mail: letters@maskenada.lu
T: 27489382

Concept & direction Sylvia Camarda & Serge Tonnar
Cast Alaa Alsaidi, Alexandre Hornbeck, Aude Kerivel, Aude-Laurence Clermont, Catherine Elsen, Diogo Fernandes, Gianfranco Celestino, Haider Rahmatullah, Hussein Allami, Karar Edani, Martine Kohn, Muhammed Yehia Sheikhouney, Nour Jaara, Omer Omer Khalaf, Philippe Noesen, Shahem Dablat, Tara Donnell, Tarek Alnabhan, Véronique Sere, Wafaa Abo Zarifa, Zaman Almuttairi
Music Yannick Stein, Bebe Serra, Serge Tonnar
Choreography Sylvia Camarda
Stage & Costumes Anouk Schiltz, Ahmed Dablat
Visual: Talbot
Production Yazan Doubal, Dani Jung, Serge Tonnar