“Deblozay“ (“Bedlam” in Haitian Creole) is a trip through the memory of the city and of its inhabitants. A journey. Searching for fragments of our past. A nocturnal voyage where theatre, image, soundscapes come together. These wanderings lead the public to rediscover forgotten places. The mysterious characters of the “Guedé”, open doors in our consciousness, uniting the dead and the living around this “buried past”, embracing both worlds. Deblozay forges new territory in the field of performing arts by actively involving members of the local community such as choir, extra performers but also foster social interaction with the neighbourhood to establish a direct relationship with the community.
“It’s something you’re part of. You experience it from within, as part of a crowd, processing through the streets. It’s composed out of pace and rhythm, out of space and proximity. Of people and power. Of people power.”
Matt Trueman (The Guardian) – june 2014