Category: Show Related artist: Rara Woulib

When the sun sets on the summer solstice, the dead rise from their graves to dance in the streets of London.

Dance with the dead. Haitian culture looks at death in a very different way to our own. It is not a hushes-up affair of coffins and closed doors but a loud celebration of all that life has to offer, in this world and the next. As the sun sets, join French company Rara Woulib in conjuring the ghosts of the city’s departed for this joyous celebration. See for yourself why the dead have so much more fun than the living..

When the living meet the dead, what do they have to say to each other? Not very much, perhaps nothing at all. That which cannot be spoken is better left unsaid… the street, the bodies, the dance, the overwhelming wave… and even more than a memory, foggy and viscous, full of sound, a heady perfume, the stygma on the walls…
The Gede, spirits of those who no longer are, come out to help rediscover the world. The walls have stories to tell, the Gede get them to speak, to perspire. For the magical instant of a meeting, these characters, guardians of collective memory, open the doors of memory, and the dead and living return «to a buried past»… in a large embrace between two worlds.
The magical instant of meeting someone. The Gede, spirits of those who are no longer, holders of collective memory, open their doors… the dead and the living return «to a buried past» in a large «embrace between two worlds».

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Show Details

  • Length: 6 minutes
  • Scale: Large scale
  • Capacity: Over 2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages