— This performance is suspended indefinitely. See MAI’s latest updates related to COVID-19. —
Les formes qui nous traversent unearths thirty hand-written log books recording a long period of isolation. Imagined and created by the spoken-word poet Hoda Adra, this film-concert sees her take the stage after leaving the land of Brumania, a fictitious country where pink blobs choke the voices of its people . It’s the story of the birth of a voice, oscillating between shyness, self-censorship, seduction, humour, awkwardness, shame, urgency, satire…as if it were taking its first steps. Suddenly, a fluorescent pink shape appears: the phantom Ghostwriter. It haunts the kitchen each night and fills page after page with existential theories. Writing becomes an experience of returning to oneself, shared as an act of resistance.
Hoda Adra is a recipient of MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)’s Alliance program.
Produced with the support from the Government of Québec and the City of Montréal
as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, and from the Canada
Council for the Arts