A live show based on the poetry of Selina Tusitala Marsh
Length: circa 45 mns
Performed by Charlotte van Dongen and Florent Chako
Translated by Anne Magnan-Park
Created by Nelly Gillet
Selina Tusitala Marsh is New Zealand poet from Samoa, Tuvalu, England, Scotland and France. She teaches New Zealand and Pacific literature at the University of Auckland and is dedicated to the development of Pasifika poetry. She was recently awarded the titles of Commonwealth Poet and New Zealand Poet Laureate.
Anna Magnan-Park is a translator and senior lecturer at Indiana University South Bend (USA) where she teaches French and English literature from the Pacific.
Charlotte van Dongen was born in Brussels and is an actress who graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She is a former student of Bernard Marbaix and Yves Claessens and she is also inspired by the pedagogies of movement theatre.
Florent Chako was born in Charente and trained at the theatre at the Cognac Conservatory, then at the Cours Florent for musicals. He is a versatile artist who plays for Disneyland and the Paris Improvisation League, among others.
Nelly Gillet authored a thesis on the Tongan Islands and is an English teacher. She pursues research on Pacific literature and translates the subtitles of Māori and Polynesian films .