“…When I finally arrive, tired and older, I drop my luggage, I fall into the soft bed and close my eyes. But before I peacefully fall asleep, I revisit again and again the fragments of my journey. A slight sadness comes over me, and it seems to me that this long day is over, perhaps a bit too quickly.”
An old woman wanders in the dark of her apartment. Between islands of light, she finds pieces of objects, memories and lives that she assembles together with masking tape. And here her memories appear to be brighter than the present.
Inspired by the simplicity with which extraordinary people (be it a great artist or a granny next door) can leave us, and based on numerous travel notes, scribbled over the years, this show tells the loneliness of those who travel in memories.
Polina Borisova Graduated from the St. Petersburg State Theatre Art Academy, department of Puppet Theatre, on speciality “puppets making and stage design” (Russia, 1996-2001), and author of a postgraduate thesis on “Influence of puppetry on children’s mental development” (Russia, 2003-2005), Polina comes to Charleville-Mézières, to enter ESNAM, National Superior School of Puppet Arts (France, 2005-2008). She participates on workshops of Marcos Malafaia (Giramundo, Brazil), Bruno Leone (I Teatrini, Italy), Fabrizio Montecchi (Theatro Gioco Vita, Italy), Massimo Shuster (Théâtre de l’Arc en Terre), Gavin Glover (Faulty Optic, England), Stephen Mottram (England), Alain Gautré (France), Pierre Fourny (Group Alis France), Royal de Luxe, Christian Carrignon and Katy Deville (Théâtre de Cuisine, France). Two performances of her see the light: in 2006 – «Lego», solo on a text of Philippe Dorin, and in 2008 – «I am what I see», a diploma work (pedagogic accompaniment: Jo Lacrosse). In December 2010 Polina joins Odradek and Pupella-Nogues Company for a six months professionalizing companionship, during which she creates «Go!
credits: direction, set design, acting: Polina Borisova, technical assistance: David Claveau, co-production with Odradek/Cie Pupella Nogues, Centre de Création et de Développement pour les Arts de la Marionnette France, 2011