Théâtre Espace Go has recently launched its 2023-2024 season. Discover the program.
The season closes with Nigamon/Tunai, by Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina, produced by ONISHKA, in coproduction with Festival TransAmériques and Espace GO :
At the crossroads of friendship and resistance for the protection of water and against extractivism on their respective territories, Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina invite us to a precious sharing nourished by the living knowledge, cosmogonies and struggles that link them. In Canada, mining and oil companies still thrive, while over there, in the Amazon, on the territory of the Inga people, they destroy entire living environments to plunder resources – including copper, central to Anishinaabe culture.
The words Nigamon and Tunai mean “song” in the Anishinaabemowin and Inga languages. NIGAMON / TUNAI is a poetic manifesto by Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina, inspired by the bonds of friendship and solidarity between them, and by the exchanges and collaborations they have been developing over the past twelve years between indigenous communities in the North and South.
For this original creation, the two artists experiment with their voices, their breaths and their bodies. Interweaving immersive performance and audio documentary among indigenous knowledge and voices, this new theatrical work, which benefits from the participation of Sarah Williams as associate director, reveals fascinating resonances between territories.
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