NOTE À PROPOS DES IMAGES DE REPERAGE DU PROJET ‘CHŒURS EN EXIL’
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For the creation of his new show dedicated to Armenia, Polish theatre director Jaroslaw Fret asks Aram Kerovpyan, Master Cantor of the Armenian Church of Paris, to initiate the actors of Teatr Zar (Grotowski Institute) to Armenian church hymns.
The encounter between these young actors from various countries and this Armenian musicologist of ripe age is an unusual one: East and West, tradition and modernity, stand face to face.
How far can transmission go from one culture to another?
Under Aram's guidance, they undertake a journey of immersion in the places where these endangered chants spring from. They discover new colours and textures of sound, a different way of singing.
Onstage, they will act out their own vision of Armenianness in Jaroslaw Fret's personal and modern language, bringing together in an artful clash the mystic of chants and the sensuality of bodies, reality and Myth, theatre and life.
Possessed by that same enthusiasm for singing, Aram himself turns actor in their art performance "Armine".
A documentary project by Nathalie Rossetti
Produced by Borak Films & TouchFilms in collaboration with Les Films de La Mémoire