May 6, 2013 21:00
Institut français Florence | IT
Mélodrama is a solo “documentary performance” in which Eszter Salamon re-enacts interviews she made in 2006 and 2012 with a woman living in a small village in Southern Hungary and who happens to share her name.
Reading her homonym, Salamon embodies the 62 year-old woman’s life-story and by memory revisits her gestures and intonations onstage, thus offering the possibility for the spectators to experience the course of a lifetime within the performance’s duration.
The result is a meditation not only on the possibility of getting inside another person’s skin, but the extent to which personal hopes and desires exceed the determinations of class, age, geography and religion.