French performance artist Clyde Chabot at Notre Dame

- (part of a series)

Location: Legends Club & Bond Hall


Join us for a series of performances by French artist Clyde Chabot. Chabot is the author, artistic director and performer for the French theatre company La Communauté inavouable, founded in 1992. She directs multidisciplinary performances, involving actors, musicians, dancers, videographers, and amateurs; during her performances, the spectators occupy a position of accomplices, witnesses or even actors.

Chabot will give 4 performances at Notre Dame. These events are free, but ticketed; tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite.

As the performances are open to the community and involve food and drink, please note that Notre Dame ID or proof of vaccination will be required for these events per the Notre Dame Gatherings Policy.

Each performance will last around 45-50 minutes.

Performances in French:

Thursday, March 24, 6pm: Sicilia (Legends Club)

Thursday, March 24, 7:30pm: Tunisia (Bond Hall 104)

This performance will be in FRENCH.

Contact Sonja Stojanovic for any questions

Reserve your free ticket here.

Performances in English:

Friday, March 25, 6pm: Sicilia (Legends Club)

Friday, March 25, 7:30pm: Sicilia (Legends Club)

This performance is in ENGLISH. 

This event is free but ticketed. Reserve your free ticket here.

Contact Sonja Stojanovic for any questions

Description of the performances:

SICILIA covers the history of migrations in the family of Clyde Chabot, who left Sicily at the end of the 19th century for the United States, Tunisia and then France. She performs it around a big table, as if the audience were her family. She shares with them a bit of Pecorino with pepper, the only Sicilian relic that has been passed on through generations. She has performed this show more than 150 times in France and abroad.

With TUNISIA, Clyde Chabot revisits her family history of migration, from Sicily towards Tunisia and then France, to invite each person to plunge into their own memory, to question migratory flow, the fear and the desire towards the other, and our representation of foreigners. TUNISIA, mixes texts and images, “family archaeology” and fiction, tragedy and humor, and reflection on the history and the colonial present of France, and Tunisia today.

Please note that this performance is in French only and will be in Bond Hall 104.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the following University of Notre Dame units: In the College of Arts and Letters, The Teaching Beyond the Classroom Mid-Size Grant and The Henkels Mini-Conference Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; In the Keough School of Global Affairs, The Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Co-sponsored by: Institut Français, Villa Albertine, Consulat Général de France à Atlanta, Emory University, SPEDIDAM, Département Essonne, Région Île de France, Ville de Lisses, Saint Denis, Fundraising Conseil

Originally posted by Department of Romance Languages and Literatures