the shadows, they come.
throng of dancers, speakers and musicians all dressed in distinctive black and
pale faces reflect the moonlight.
hats and shirt tails move in time with the beat of the drums.
streets become the stage.
in Haitian Creole) is a performance by internationally renowned outdoor
performance company, Rara Woulib.
In the Summer of
2022, company Rara Woulib created a spectacular, mass participation event in
Hounslow town centre. The event included participation from local artists in
the creation of the event, and singers from the community became a chorus
walking alongside the parade. This Summer
event will become a feature of Hounslow's cultural scene. The ambition is
to develop and evolve the relationship with the company to deliver an annual
trip through the memory of Hounslow and its inhabitants combined theatre, image
and choral soundscapes together in an energetic, vibrant, immersive performance
that unearthed and celebrated the ‘lost memories’ of Hounslow and its
from Innwood Park, through the back streets, alleyways, and public squares,
bringing to life dark corners and enlivening the mundane, everyday streets and
Rara Woulib are a company
based in Marseille, France. The
company is made up of people from different backgrounds (social workers, cooks,
medical personnel, musicians, construction workers, technicians, etc.) with a
range of different areas of expertise. It has an original creative approach,
exploring the boundaries of society, reinventing the creative process for each
work, and constantly expanding the performance space. It brings theatre into
the city: connected to local residents, it includes work on the Greek chorus
that reveals the bodies and voices of ordinary citizens, their explosive power
and their fragile balance.
This exhibition features photography by Vipul Sangoi.
Vipul Sangoi is a photographer, multi
media artist and a communication designer. His photography has been exhibited
and published internationally. He has photographed performances at the Bell
Square since its inception as a performing arts space.
Visit the exhibition at Cranford Library during usual library opening hours.
About Creative People & Places Hounslow
This project has been
curated by members of the Hounslow Exhibitions Group, formed of members of the
local community in collaboration with the Creative People & Places Hounslow
Visual Arts Programme, which presents new and original exhibitions in libraries,
cafes and other public spaces across the borough. CPP Hounslow is a consortium
led by Watermans.
Visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk for more information.