1 performer - multiple stories
Theatre and dance fans can have their pick at this year's Fundamental Monodrama Festival, which boasts four English-language performances and a handful of dance shows.
The festival, which kicks off on June 12 and spans 10 days, opens the English-language part of its programme on June 14 with comedy Wot? No Fish!!! by and with Danny Braverman.
The play takes its inspiration from Braverman's uncle, Ab Solomons who, for 50 years, drew a picture on the weekly wage packet he gave to his wife, Celie. These images chronicle their family life in the East End of London, through ups and downs, with great wit and warmth and blistering honesty.
They also give a historical account of a changing city – from the 1920s, through the Second World War, and on to the 1980s. Using these drawings, Braverman shares his family's story with affection and humour.
The same day, audiences can catch The Immortals, an installation-performance by Jérôme Konen and Leila Schaus, exploring fiction in reality. It is performed at the MUDAM at 4pm as well as at selected venues on June 16, 17 and 18.
Two other English-language plays will be performed during the Monolabo night from 7pm at Banannefabrik, showcasing works in progress.
These include Mirrors by Anne Simon and Siobhán McMillan, exploring the schizophrenic relationship between women and their mirror image and My New One Woman Show, by and with New York based artist Caitlin Goldie.
The latter is an exploration of the artist’s fears and questions surrounding love and relationships. It is an honest and quirky account of one girl’s frustration in relationships and her desperation to know she isn’t the only one having her crazy thoughts.
Dance fans, meanwhile, will be spoiled for choice with The Aviary, a solo show that explores how beauty and purpose lie in being different and that what you think might be your biggest mistakes are often your most beautiful creations, performed as part of Monolabo on June 20.
Other must-sees include Je ne suis pas une femme noire, on June 21, 8pm at Banannefabrik, by and with provocative Haitian Kettly Noël and Abois, by and with Myriam Gourfink, on June 21, at MUDAM, 4pm.
The full programme can be found by visiting www.fundamental.lu
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