Ana's Repair Shop
L’Atelier d’Ana is a living portrait of Ana Maria Ramal Zambrano, a Quechua Huanca woman from Peru. Born in the Waytapallana Mountain Range around Lima, she travelled to France and set up an automobile repair shop near Toulouse. The GdRA tells her story through an object installation which begins with the exhibition of an engine. The tour guide, a real chatter-box, then offers the audience to share a moment where reading and sounds are mixed. After that, the freed body of an acrobat performs a choreography on a trampoline telling about the relentlessness of the committed, split, then reunited person. The story concentrates on Ana’s experience as a migrant woman, a foreigner and a mechanic. The crux of the dramaturgy is tied to the incredible and moving story of Ana’s project: the setting-up one’s own repair shop.