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01 > 02 nov 2019
At Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (BFM)
The authors resuscitate Mozart’s Requiem at the crossroads of opera, jazz and African music. Belgian stage director and choreographer Alain Platel and Italian composer Fabrizio Cassol bring to life this Christian prayer for the dead, which they combine with African rituals. On the screen, L. (for Lucie) “has offered” Alain Platel her dying moments, the time of which she has chosen, knowing that she is terminally ill. This requiem is for her, as well as for those whom we have loved.
This play received three prizes at the KONTAKT International Theatre Festival in Torun (Poland) for Best Production and Best Soundtrack as well as the Critics’ Award (May 2018).
“In our minds, theatre is always a ceremony. This show, which sweeps everything away wherever it is performed, features a prayer for the dead, and for one in particular on All Saints Day. It focuses on love and death and music, as everything does in theatre. This ceremony, like a posthumous message to the public, does not advocate for medically assisted death, however. In front of such a mirror, we find ourselves in communion with all our losses, past and future.” NKDM
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Rates: from CHF 10 to CHF 40
Recommended age: 14+
– Appetisers: Friday and Saturday, 30 min before the beginning of the show
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Featuring: Joao Barradas, Stephen Diaz, Rodrigo Ferreira, Bouton Kalanda, Kojack Kossakamvwe, Silva Makengo, Fredy Massamba, Owen Metsileng, Nobulumko Mngxekeza, Boule Mpanya, Erick Ngoya, Michel Seba, Russel Tshiebua, Niels Van Heertum, Rodriguez Vangama
Music: Fabrizio Cassol based on Mozart’s Requiem
Conductor: Rodriguez Vangama
Dramaturgy: Hildegard de Vuyst
Musical assistant: Maribeth Diggle
Dance assistant: Quan Bui Ngoc
Scenography: Alain Platel
Set design: Wim Van de Cappelle in collaboration with NTGent’s set workshop
Costumes: Dorine Demuynck
Lighting: Carlo Bourguignon
Sound: Carlo Thompson, Guillaume Desmet
Video: Simon Van Rompay
Camera: Natan Rosseel
Technical direction: Jan Mergaert
Head of Production: Katrien Van Gysegem
Staging assistant, tour manager: Steve De Schepper
Production: Les ballets C de la B; Festival de Marseille; Berliner Festpiele
Coproduction: Opéra de Lille (FR); Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris (FR); Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU); Onassis Cultural Centre Athens (GR); TorinoDanza (IT); Aperto Festival - Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia (IT); Kampnagel Hamburg (DE); Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (DE); Festspielhaus St. Pölten (AT); L’Arsenal Metz (FR); Scène Nationale du Sud-Aquitain Bayonne (FR); La Ville de Marseille-Opéra (FR)
For blind and visually impaired people, a tactile visit of the set is scheduled on Saturday 2 Nov, approximately 1.5 hours before the beginning of the show, in association with Dire Pour Voir.
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Requiem pour L. (trailer)
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