Wanjiru Kamuyu, An Immigrant's Story. Photo © Pierre Planchenault

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Wanjiru Kamuyu, An Immigrant’s Story; Smaïl Kanouté, Never Twenty One

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Wanjiru Kamuyu, An Immigrant’s Story. Photo © Pierre Planchenault

Edgy performances at the edge of Paris that take us beyond our own horizons

 

‘I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.’ In a globalised world, there are two ways to practise Socrates’ idea of the sense of belonging: encountering many communities, or combining them In a double programme for a Covid-compatible restricted audience, L’Espace 1789, theatre of Saint-Ouen, a struggling suburb of Paris, has – unusually for French stages – successfully united these approaches. First, Wanjiru Kamuyu presented An Immigrant’s Story, a colourful dance-and-text solo, true call…

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