Savannah Rocker Stars in Play, L'Initiatrice

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Photo : Christopher Louergli

The Savannah Rocker is starring in the play L’Initiatrice by Pietro Pizzuti. The play, Directed by Guy Theunissen stars the actresses Babetida Sadjo and Florence Crick. It runs from 9th September to 31 October, 2009 at Théâtre Le Public in Brussels, Belgium.

”To explain briefly the context, this chair would be the only piece of theatre set, on a naked stage, with 2 beautiful actresses” describes Assistant Director Cachou Kirsch.

“To one of them, the chair represents the only memory she's kept from her deceased lover, who was a cabinet-maker . So it [The Rocking Chair] is nearly a third character, with a very emotional dimension”.
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PRESS RELEASE

L’initiatrice (The Squatter)
by Pietro Pizzuti

Starring Babetida Sadjo and Florence Crick and Directed by Guy Theunissen
From 09/09 until 31/10/09

Photos : Christopher Louergli

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A Tribute to women here and abroad

"Understanding is expected before the law. Understanding requires information and debate ... to accept other ideas, other behavior, to accept ... differences ... "

In an empty apartment where she has the keys, a white woman discovers a young black woman, squatting.

Adama is the daughter of Nura, who used to be the housekeeper. Nura was convicted in Belgium for practicing female circumcision.

Babetida Sadjo, lead performer and project organiser entrusted Pietro Pizzuti to write the text. A sensitive and difficult task for a sensitive and delicate subject : tradition, law, rituals, cultures, fears ... At the heart of the piece is excision, but it is also about women's bodies, sensuality, mystery, pleasure, eroticism, pleasure ...

"Can a man can understand that ? Can a man can write it with relevance? Today while reading the words of Peter, I say yes.
It remains for me to put words that the author has written into reality.
It remains for me to put into words two bodies, women, one Belgian and one African, with mystery and sensuality.”

Guy Theunissen, Director

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Photo : Christopher Louergli
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Photo : Christopher Louergli
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Photos : Christopher Louergli
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Photo : Christopher Louergliodechair rocking chair le public jolyon yates
Photo : Christopher Louergliodechair rocking chair le public jolyon yates
Photo : Christopher Louergli

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