A Theatre Performance
Migrants’ narratives as an artistic affirmation of our human dignity.
More than 20 migrants/refugees artists or performers in 10 languages. The result of 5 months of playful improvisational rehearsals, where through self-representation, migrants share stories of their journey and living in the Netherlands facing a long lasting uncertainty after having crossed many, colonial, borders.
Our Footsteps has been successfully performed in Theater Perdu and in Academie voor Theater en Dans in Amsterdam.
It is an on-going project, a work in progress constantly reshaping itself to the artistic and social challenges of our times. Our Footsteps will be performed again Friday 28 June, 20:00 at Ru Paré Community in Amsterdam.
We believe the arts need to engage society; they need to represent today’s turmoil. Moreover, we acknowledge the cathartic function of the arts, and we are aware of the arts’ potential as a means of raising awareness. Words, sounds, images need to transcend the fixity of our every day and provoke the audience into rising above the level of the given to that of the possible. Through this process, the uselessness of borders is made evident, giving way to the human necessity found in peaceful coexistence.
To this end we come together as migrants, political refugees and locals in order to create a performance: an act of theatre, poetry, music, performance art, choreography. And an act of activism, of human and political togetherness.
It’s time to go beyond the politics of social segregation as a mass distraction. We want our performance to be a safe haven, a place where diversity is richness and discrimination can only vanish.
Until now we have been able to keep this beautiful independent project on-going by receiving the donations as travel costs money, space of rehearsal or Theaters.
But we are out of the budget as most of our performers are Migrants/Refugees and not be able to support the team.
What the funds will be used for:
Travel costs of the performers
Renting rehearsal space
Renting the theater spaces for the next performances
Keeping the tickets free or minimum price
Note: If you know a decent theater places in the Netherlands that would like to host us in the future please let us know. We would be more than happy to perform a few more places.