Repaire #5: Mika & Emilie
More than a show, “Nos Repaires” is made of five pieces that blend into a coherent whole. The micro-performances are connected to each other by the same creative process, a reconsideration of what is “essential” and good chemistry. Who better than the actor-director duos themselves to describe Nos Repaires’ performances? Mika & Emilie, creators of Repaire #5, present with one voice their performance, imbued with the joy of rediscovering personal spaces and the freedom of being at sea.
What is essential to you?
Emilie & Mika: Finding the joy of being alone and together: our intimate connection with ourselves, with others, and with our surroundings.
How was the creative process during a pandemic? Did it create any new opportunities?
E. & M.: The themes at the heart of our work were born out of our personal experiences throughout the pandemic. The highs and lows of self-isolation at home, the joy of rediscovering our personal spaces – our haunts – and time that seems to pass too quickly and too slowly all at once.
What were the perimeters that you had to juggle during your creative process?
E. & M.:
- The starting point must be larger than the imaginary.
- Soaked, with drops that are leaking.
- Everything that is spoken in the piece can’t be said by the actor.
What do you like best about your creative partner?
E. & M.: It’s almost as if we’re on the same artistic frequency! Our ideas are often the same, complement one another, or build on each other! We have a strong feeling of mutual respect and a sense of (almost organic) ease when we work together. Dream team!
What’s one thing you would say to convince someone to see your show?
E. & M.: It’s an opportunity to experience an intimate moment and to rediscover the joy of being alone… and the freedom of being at sea.
Repaire #5, Emilie and Mika’s performance, is to be seen on Sunday, September 27 and on Saturday, October 3rd at 15h, 16h and 17h. The 15-minute performance will take place in one of the most beautiful private gardens in the West End. Ideal for mothers and daughters, those who love to relax in a hot bath…