Aalaapi: the voices of its women of the North

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In addition to his work as an actor, Laurence Dauphinais is also a director and has launched the idea of the piece Aalaapi, together with the director radio, Marie-Laurence Rancourt, who had created a radio documentary on the history of young women from Nunavik.

From this radio documentary, Laurence Dauphinais has made it a piece of documentary theatre. Supported by a creative collective consisting of nine inuit women, it gives voice to the women of the North.

“The two performers of the piece, Nancy Saunders and Hannah Tooktoo, are two inuit women,” notes Laurence Dauphinais. “There has been much doubted since the beginning of this project, because our beliefs had to make room for other relationships to life, work and the community. You risked the unknown. “

Aalaapi, which means, to be silent to hear what is beautiful, to discover young women who have projects.

Far from wanting to only focus on the problems often retained in connection with the Inuit, including violence and alcohol are discovered inuit women who love laughter and wishing to continue their studies while being proud of their culture.

“This is a show antisensationnaliste,” she concludes.

  • The room, Aalaapi is on show until 16 February at the salle Jean-Claude Germain of the Theatre today.
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