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Yorkshire and Humberside
16 October 2021  -  23 October 2021

Migran-Te

migrante

Migran-Te is a new outdoor multidisciplinary performance by emerging Latinx artists Pepa Duarte and Charly Monreal which will be released at Platforma 6.

This piece explores the intimate and ritualistic act of ‘having tea’ in Latin America, transposing the privacy of the home to the public space that uses magical realism to explore migrant identities.

Performed live by two actors, the piece combines a Latin American (“LatAm”) tea time custom expressed through a heightened choreography with a textual soundscape of interviews previous made to six local LatAm migrant families.
Will be accessible to the audience through their mobile devices and headphones.

A twenty minute piece to be performed in loop over two hours in each location, allowing audiences to join at any point, watch it multiple times, leave and come back, listen to it with or without the soundscape.

The performances will take place at Piece Hall, Halifax on 16 October & Leeds University Union on 23rd October. For more information contact hello@counterpointsarts.org.uk

Charly Monreal is a London-based Chilean physical performer and theatre maker. Throughout his career he has conducted personal and collective investigations related to movement, soundscape, and its possibilities in the space. Some of his personal projects include: Apnea, by La Transitoria, developed with the support of Fabra I Coats and Baratza Aretoa and presented in Barcelona and Vitoria, Spain throughout the 2018. Dimange, presented as part of Festival D’Aurillac in France in 2015 and Temporary Suspension of Breath, curated by The Actors Centre and Untold Collective as part of the Latin- American Season in London 2020. As a performer Charly has worked in collaboration with internationally recognised artists and companies like DV8 associated artist Hannes Langolf, the multi awarded choreographer Judith Sanchez Ruiz, PSYCHEdelight, Persona Collective and The Last Theatre Company. Touring around the UK and Europe. Charly has worked on pieces that transcend the traditional theatrical encounter between audience and artist, creating challenging and radical pieces that evoke and provoke the audiences.

Pepa Duarte is a Peruvian actor, writer and theatre maker based in London. As a multi-disciplined actor who is ‘always writing and always moving’ her unique process creates from the performative space and often explores themes of identity, migration, feminism and belonging.Graduating in 2018 from the master’s degree Theatre Laboratory at RADA, a program focused on devising and physical theatre, Pepa is highly trained in acting, improvisation, movement, and comedy. Her work is constantly pushing boundaries to create unique, experiential and challenging pieces responding to the demands of social change. On stage she has performed for award winning companies like Punch Drunk, Bric a Brac, Head for Heights, Global Voices and La Fura Dels Baus, and is no stranger to creating her own work. “Eating Myself” Pepa’s first solo show was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and supported by Arts Council England, CASA Festival, AppleCart Arts, Golden Goose Theatre, FLAWA Festival and Peruvian Embassy. In 2021, ‘Eating Myself’ was part of the International Performing Arts Festival of Lima thanks to the British Council. Taking the learnings from her first solo show in 2020, Pepa was commissioned by Popelei Theatre and their Press Play season, creating “DesaRmar” through an international digital collaboration. Pepa found the perfect platform to combine her values and love of acting and comedy with “Senorita Rita” her drag show. Using comedy and dance to speak about migration and feminism “Senorita Rita” has been presented at The Pleasance, Southwark Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre, Arcola Theatre, amongst many others.