Letters from Luxembourg
Sylvia Camarda & Serge Tonnar
Movement, music & lyrics performed by refugees & resident population
To my mother
Don’t worry. I’m safe and I live in peace.
I’m still as I was in your womb very close to you because you are my shadow and fragrance
Luxembourg is a very beautiful country, and I feel lonely here because you are not with me
I want to get out of the darkness inside me. I want to go out to the light.
Who are these people? They may be without papers, but not without paper. Oh have they got paper! Official papers, letters, authorizations, passports, … But who are these people? They could be the survivors from a lost civilization, our civilization, from which would remain only a paper trail, papers and letters that have no more meaning, or get new meanings. They are Luxembourgers, Syrian, French, Canadian, Portuguese, Afghan, Iraqi. But what does that mean, when a passport has become merely a piece of paper?
Refugees & performers from Luxembourg come together in this creation by Sylvia Camarda and Serge Tonnar, based on letters that the refugees wrote from Luxembourg: real or imagined messages, letters home, love letters, even excerpts from official letters from immigration lawyers. These letters from Luxembourg contain humour and sadness, homesickness and hope. Paper is the support for these letters, and this people of the paper, these refugees of today, are the ancestors of the new Luxembourgers in 100 years. There won’t be any differences anymore. The people from “Letters from Luxembourg” show already today what that means. They are the people of the new Luxembourg.
Concept & direction Sylvia Camarda & Serge Tonnar
Cast Alaa Alsaidi, Alexandre Hornbeck, Aude Kerivel, Aude-Laurence Clermont, Catherine Elsen, Diogo Fernandes, Gianfranco Celestino, Haider Rahmatullah, Hussein Allami, Karar Edani, Linda Bonvini, Martine Kohn, Muhammed Yehia Sheikhouney, Nour Jaara, Omer Omer Khalaf, Philippe Noesen, Shahem Dablat, Tara Donnell, Tarek Alnabhan, Véronique Sere, Wafaa Abo Zarifa, Zaman Almuttairi
Music Yannick Stein, Bebe Serra, Serge Tonnar
Choreography Sylvia Camarda
Stage & Costumes Anouk Schiltz, Ahmed Dablat
Production Yazan Doubal, Dani Jung, Serge Tonnar
Fotos Riyadh Almajmas, Serge Tonnar
Théâtre des Capucins June and July 2016
In coproduction with “Mir wëllen iech ons Heemecht weisen”
In collaboration with “Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg”
With the support of Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Ministère de la Culture, Ville de Luxembourg