Support an alive and universal creation about immigration « Dites à ma mère que je suis là » (“Tell to my mother that I am there")


The project

The «Etat d'Urgence» (State of Emergency) company has the objective to create a singular, original and contemporary performance.


Composed by:

·      Martine Cendre, direction assistant, dramaturge and actress

·      Sébastien Pin, set designer, constructor and performer

·      Camille Blanc, dancer and choreographer

·      Anthony Lefebvre, dancer and acrobat

·      Jordi L. Vidal, dancer, director and choreographer

·      Amanda Da Silva, researcher in international migration




Amanda was on the initiative of this project. She has done her research in the field with refugees and immigrants in Europe. She developed a thesis for the ISCTE in Lisbon University, Award of Excellence and honour of the jury and published by UNODC (United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime in Brazil).


This is a multidisciplinary project (dance, theatre, circus, video) that takes its innovation to adapt, interpret and treat a topical subject: the human and the world, in a participatory approach.





·      Speaking in a language that tends to universal on problematic of borders, migration and walls that separate our humanities.

·      Transform our personal vision, break out clichés, and build bridges with our experience to reach a wider vision.

·      Awareness a wide audience, make them responsible, as an inseparable part of this symbolic system that rejects the difference and condemned to death or misery of men, women and children.

·      Conduct field actions, regional, national, European or international on that which founds the rejection of others to learn, to meet, to discover, without judgment or hierarchy, talk without fear or hate, to share our emotions, our cultures...

·      Finally construct, write, produce, repeat to achieve a contemporary stage arts form that talks about immigration by refusing stereotypes.





·      Meet, listen, discuss, exchange and interview the people that we will meet (migrants, residents, associations, traders ...)

·      Immersion periods in the refugee camps. These immersions will be conducted with field’ agents and associations to give voice to immigrants through interviews.

·      Share a reflective matter usually unavailable to the public, a thesis, scientific research by Amanda Da Silva (specialist in international migrations)

·      Propose an exchange time about our know-how: dance happenings, dance, acrobatics, theatre workshops and conferences, all developed on the theme of living together, suitable for all kind of audience.

·      While, the creation process will be followed by the eminent sociologist Abdelhafid Hammouche, professor at the University of Lille 1, in order to produce a travelogue, a book, object that will remain.

·      Share a scientific approach, sociological, political and human on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe’s immigration and asylum system (Frontex, Eurodac, Dublin agreements, etc.) through readings and workshops.






·       From 2 to 21 Sept. 2015: immersion in the refugee camps

·       June 2016: improvisation, public meetings

·       September 2016: laboratory, public meetings and set creation

·       October 2016: laboratory, public meetings, rehearsals

·       November 2016: rehearsals, light and sound creation

·       November 17, 2016: final rehearsals, try-outs and premiere




·       Le Channel, national scene from Calais

·       Le Bateau Feu, national scene from Dunkerque

·       La Passerelle, national scene from Alpes du Sud, Gap

·       Le Citron Jaune, national Centre of street Arts, Port St Louis du Rhône

·       Le 3bis F, place of Contemporary Arts, Aix en Provence

·       Le Vélo Théâtre, Apt

·       CEDEM, Université de Liège



Why fund it?

The crowdfunding will allow us to progress in the production of this great project.

At this moment, we have part of our budget but we still need 3,500 Euros to cover expenses related to the video, soundtrack and set creation.

Despite our efforts, we have not yet succeeded to close our production.

The spectacle has great chances to live thanks:

·       to our strong will

·       our partners that we brought this project into a very serious structure

·       and of course your support



This contribution will serve to cover essential expenses of the creation of this project. Specifically to:

·       1000 € filming and editing a video that will be screened during the spectacle

·       1000 € record and editing the soundtrack from interviews gathered in refugee camps and in cities and neighbourhoods where we will be hosted.

·       1500 € materials allowing to create the set and props.




If luckily the money raised exceeded the amount of € 3,500, the excess will be used to cover travel and meals costs during our creation residences (Aix en Provence, Apt, Gap, Port Saint Louis du Rhône) and immersions (Calais, Dunkerque).


THANK YOU so much for your help!




“Etat d’Urgence” (“State of Emergency”) it is a theatre company that put together artists and researchers to discus about socials questions. For this project the team are: AMANDA DA SILVA Master in International Migration for ISCTE Lisbon and expert in peace studies and security for the University of Coimbra. Amanda is also a researcher missionary... See more

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Bravo pour ce chouette projet qui puise sa force dans l'investigation de terrain. Je connais bien Jordi, grande fan de la Compagnie Jordi L. Vidal. Petite question : C'est Europe Refresh qui vous a demandé de passer uniquement par Paypal ? J'ai du faire quelques transactions pour arriver à soutenir le projet. C'est peut-être pour cela que le taux de participation n'est pas encore élevé. J'espère de tout coeur qu'il ne s'agit pas d'un frein, parce que le projet est très intéressant !
Os deseo mucha suerte Besos y un fuerte abrazo