Greece - La Nomad House

Program

La Nomad House is traveling cultural center offering a free program around migration: a theater show, an exhibition, conferences and cultural activities.

The program

22 ― 27 May 2024 in Thessaloniki

A multidisciplinary show

Le Songe is a re-imagining of the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare which uses the migration issue as the focal point of the story. In this revisited version, a theater troupe rehearsing the famous play sees its day take an unexpected turn when part of the group welcomes migrants in distress into the theater incognito.

In Le Songe, the public will (re)discover extracts from Shakespeare’s play, but the interest of this quasi-adaptation lies more in the themes of the show – those of solidarity, empathy, humanity – than in a faithful rewriting of the text. Designed as a dramatic comedy, spectators will laugh as well as be moved and will emerge with a surge of hope.

Credits

With: Ben Hamidou, Sibel Dincer, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Maya de Waele, Skander, Benjamin Poignard, Emma Cohen-Hadria, Benoit Finschi, Florencia De Simone, Amélie Denayer l Writing and direction: Jamal Youssfi l Assistant to the director: Camélia Clair l Choreography: Shaula Cambazzu l Musical composition: Bastien Charlery l Scenography: Cassandra Cristin l Lighting design: Renaud Ceulemans l Costumes: Hayat Youssfi l Stylist: Eleni Spentamidou l Writing support: Serge Kribus.

Performance dates

Wednesday 22 May
Thursday 23 May
Friday 24 May
Saturday 25 May
Sunday 26 May
Monday 27 May

➝ 20.00
➝ 20.00
➝ 11.00 / 21.00
➝ 13.00 / 20.00
➝ 13.00 / 20.00
➝ 11.00

An exhibition

A photographic and multidisciplinary exhibition will be open alongside the performances of Le Songe. Titled Beyond Borders, it was created by social and environmental photojournalist Selene Magnolia Gatti, in collaboration with borderline-europe. As part of La Nomad House, she traveled to partner countries to meet people and collect their stories. The exhibition, featuring work of her own alongside with other authors, delves into some of the challenges faced both along the perilous external borders of Europe and within Europe itself.

Serena Magnolia Gatti

A conference

A cycle of 6 conferences coordinated by the University of Liège in Belgium was developed as part of La Nomad House, based on workshops carried out with migrants and the testimonies that emerged. In each of the 6 partner countries where La Nomad House will be located, a conference with a specific theme linked to migration will take place in the presence of a panel of experts.

In Thessaloniki, the theme of the conference will be about: Keeping migrants on the margins: camps as tools of the internal border/re-border process and how to deal with them through the arts.

More information will follow regarding the date and the guests.

An associative village

With its associative village, La Nomad House opens its space for two days to various local initiatives. During this associative “souk”, many local associations linked to migration or the socio-cultural sector are invited to present their respective projects to the public and to offer free entertainment to those present.

This will be an opportunity to discover innovative and committed organizations in Thessaloniki and to enjoy food and drinks at low prices!

Our support

Co-financed by the European Union. In coproduction with La Coop asbl and Shelter Prod. With the support of taxshelter.be, ING and the Belgian federal government’s tax-shelter. With the participation of the Centre des Arts Scéniques.

Greece

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