Robyn Orlin ... have you hugged, kissed and respected your brown Venus today?
Born in 1789, Saartje Baartman – better known as the Hottentot Venus – was brought from Africa to Europe, exhibited as a sexual object, and later used by scientists to support theories of racial inequality. ... have you hugged, kissed and respected your brown Venus today? is Robyn Orlin’s tribute to Baartman, whose tragic fate comes back to haunt the stage. In this world premiere, her story is voiced by five young actors.
... have you hugged, kissed and respected your brown Venus today?
Direction, Robyn Orlin
Video, Philippe Lainé assisté de Stéphanie Magnant
Scenography, Alexandre de Dardel assisté de Émilie Jouve
Music, Alessandro Cipriani et Luigi Ceccarelli
Costumes, Olivier Bériot
Light, Laïs Foulc
Dramaturgy, Anisia Uzeyman
Artistic Advice, Olivier Hespel
With Tambwe Bakambamba Elisabeth, Ann Masina, Dorothée Munyaneza, Angela Simpson, Dudu Yende
Production City Theatre & Dance Group
Coproduction Theaters in City of Luxembourg, Monaco Dance Forum; Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam King's Fountain, the National Theater of Strasbourg; The CENTQUATRE – Paris ; Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With the help of the National School of Dramatic Art in Montpellier
Residency at CENTQUATRE - Paris
Premiered at the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg November 16, 2011