Alaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ
Sat Jan 29 2022 at 07:30 pm to 11:50 pm
Waterfront Theatre | Vancouver, BC
AdvertisementCOLLECTIF AALAAPI | LA MESSE BASSE, (NUNAVIK | MONTREAL)
Crossing the boundaries of age, gender, and ethnicity in its collective authorship, AALAAPI | ᐋᓛᐱ enriches our lives with a nuanced understanding of contemporary Inuit experience. Combining the aesthetics of theatre and radio, the project takes us to the North. The focus is on two women living in Nunavik; over a long arc, we watch their lives play out. A radio is the centrepiece in their domestic setting, and through it come the sounds of an audio documentary. We listen along with the women, and eventually the broadcast comes under scrutiny in a process informed by ethical and political concerns.
Drawing on radio’s large role in the lives of Northern societies, this work makes brilliant use of the medium’s ambient quality—but never at the expense of engagement with the material itself. Collectif Aalaapi provokes us to critique the radio documentary and the ideology it engenders; the members have joined together to illuminate the politics of language and culture, and their invitation to the audience is to enlarge this union. Aalaapi has surtitles in English and French.
Details and tickets https://pushfestival.ca/shows/aalaapi-%e1%90%8b%e1%93%9b%e1%90%b1/
Photo credit: Anne Marie Baribeau
Where is it happening?Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3Y5, Vancouver, Canada
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