WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MAROUSSIA POURPOINT
Théâtre de Vénissieux
22th october – 2.30pm
Running time 1h30
For all audiences
Focus Créole day: 1 Sunday, 2 shows & 1 meal at the Théâtre de Vénissieux
Poto-mitan(s) is a musical show in two parts.
The first, La Dame aux chiffons, is a one-woman show inspired by Creole folk tales. It tells the story of Perpétue, the grandmother of Maroussia Pourpoint, a woman from Martinique who came to France with BUMIDOM (Bureau pour le développement des migrations dans les départements d’outre-mer), an organisation set up at a time when metropolitan France was in need of labour and overseas France was experiencing a demographic explosion. The play takes up the traditional codes of the Creole tale, the fruit of research carried out by the director with storytellers from Martinique. The audience is invited to gather around the colourful, awkward woman who was Maroussia’s grandmother, to mend a broken thread of transmission together.
The second part is a tribute concert to the Martiniquan singer Eugène Mona, with Maroussia Pourpoint on vocals, accompanied by musicians Célia Wa, Ariet Feuillard and Laurent Rinna. Mona’s songs, famous in the French overseas territories, are little known in mainland France. With poetry and humility, they depict the riches and shortcomings of Martinique in the form of satirical songs, laments or calls to revolt.
Mise en scène Maroussia Pourpoint Texte Maroussia Pourpoint Chanson Eugène Mona
Avec Maroussia Pourpoint, Célia Wa, Arlet Feuillard, Laurent Rinna Lumière Théo Arnulf et Jean Grison Installation Cléa Arnulf Collaboration artistique Jalil Leclaire Régie Nils Morrin
Production La Rookerie Coproduction Le Hall de la chanson Avec le soutien de Ateliers Médicis, FEAC Fonds d’aide aux échanges artistiques et culturels d’Outre-Mer
Coréalisation La Machinerie – Théâtre de Vénissieux et Festival Sens Interdits