Mothers of the Lost Villages is art of storytelling in the theatre, it is a breath of song, poetry and narration aimed at causing in the spectators an impartial reflection on the proposed subject...
A storyteller of the African tradition presents herself before the public to pay homage to the memory of the ancient mothers, a mythical representation of the imperishable force of the women of every people.
She reminds us the journey of suffering of the women of our time, victims of a world ruled by a masculinity with no more soul, without that feminine part where the sentiment resides, the only source of compassion and instrument of peace.
She evokes life in the lost villages, when ancient mothers dealt with the education of young people through stories chosen to build consciences on the essential values of existence.
Finally, she encourages the heart of every woman not to lose awareness of her spiritual power, an invincible force that will one day lead back that fragmented man, now a proponent of misery and destruction, to the consciousness of himself as an inseparable part of the material that unites all creation, where the harmonious union of woman and man is joy in the beauty, cause and destiny of the universe.
Treating in a short play such a vast subject in terms of materials and dramaturgical possibilities, is undoubtedly a challenge. The act of accepting it comes from the certainty that a content, however complex and variegated, can be transmitted in a few minutes of theatre provided that the work is based on a rigorous search for quality in the presence of the actors on the scene and on the degree of real understanding achieved by the artists in the work of play writing and interpretation.
“Mothers of the Lost Villages” is art of storytelling in the theatre, it is a breath of song, poetry and narration aimed at causing in the spectators an impartial reflection on the proposed subject.
Oral tradition of the Amhara people of Ethiopia - Léopold Senghor - Fiore Zulli
Traditional African songs arranged and sung by Carla Robertson