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Alain Platel & Fabrizio Cassol / les ballets C de la B

Requiem for L.

Theaterzaal - Dance
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Performance details

date time hall price tickets/availability
wo 03.10.18 20:00 - 21:40 Theaterzaal
Price category Rang 1
Abokorting 10% (18-19) € 25,00
-18 € 8,00
-26 € 24,00
+65 € 26,00
Basisprijs € 28,00
sold out
do 04.10.18 20:00 - 21:40 Theaterzaal
Price category Rang 1
Abokorting 10% (18-19) € 25,00
-18 € 8,00
-26 € 24,00
+65 € 26,00
Basisprijs € 28,00
sold out
vr 05.10.18 20:00 - 21:40 Theaterzaal
Price category Rang 1
Abokorting 10% (18-19) € 25,00
-26 € 24,00
+65 € 26,00
Basisprijs € 28,00
-18 € 8,00
sold out
za 06.10.18 20:00 - 21:40 Theaterzaal
Price category Rang 1
Basisprijs € 28,00
+65 € 26,00
-26 € 24,00
-18 € 8,00
Abokorting 10% (18-19) € 25,00
sold out

Emotionally charged dance version of Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Choreographer Alain Platel and musician Fabrizio Cassol: a creative fraternity that works. They previously produced work together based on Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers’ (‘vsprs’, 2016), Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’ (‘pitié!’, 2008) and the Western baroque repertoire (‘Coup Fatal’, 2014). For the emotionally charged show ‘Requiem pour L.’ they turn to Mozart for inspiration.

In ‘Requiem pour L.’ we follow a woman’s last hours of life. We experience all of life’s emotions, those associated with death inevitably being part of the whole. The director of the Berliner Festspiele, Thomas Oberender, had this to say about the piece: “I have rarely experienced a performance that engendered such a strong connection both with and among the audience.”

Mozart never finished his ‘Requiem’. This left Cassol the freedom to inject his version with African and Indian jazz sounds. The musician replaced the choir with six singers who sing in Lingala and Swahili. The symphony orchestra has been swapped for a simple ensemble of guitar, accordion, percussion and tuba. Platel’s choreography and staging combine to create a layered and accomplished production.

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Additional information

Wed 03 to Sat 06.10 - 20:00 Theaterzaal
dance
€28 / 26 / 24 / 8

language: no problem

Credits

music: Fabrizio Cassol after Mozart's Requiem - director: Alain Platel - conductor: Rodriguez Vangama - by & with: Rodriguez Vangama (guitar & electric bass), Boule Mpanya, Fredy Massamba, Russell Tshiebua (vocals), Nobulumko Mngxekeza, Owen Metsileng, Stephen Diaz/Rodrigo Ferreira (lyrical vocals), Joao Barradas (accordion), Kojack Kossakamvwe (electric guitar), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Bouton Kalanda, Erick Ngoya, Silva Makengo (likembe) & Michel Seba (percussion) - dramaturgy: Hildegard De Vuyst - musical assistant: Maribeth Diggle - choreographic assistant: Quan Bui Ngoc - video: Simon Van Rompay - camera: Natan Rosseel - set design: Alain Platel - set realized by: Wim Van de Cappelle in collaboration with scenography atelier NTGent - light design: Carlo Bourguignon - sound design: Carlo Thompson - sound assistant: Bartold Uyttersprot - costume design: Dorine Demuynck - stage manager: Wim Van de Cappelle - photography: Chris Van der Burght - production managers: Katrien Van Gysegem, Valerie Desmet - assistant director & tou rmananger: Steve De Schepper -trainee performing arts: Lisaboa Houbrechts - trainee theatre engineering: Ijf Boullet - thanks to Isnelle da Silveira, Filip De Boeck, Barbara Raes, Griet Callewaert, atelier NTGent, Mevrouw S.P., Juffrouw A.C., Fondation Camargo (Cassis, France), Sylvain Cambreling

We are sincerely grateful to L. and her family for their exceptional candour, their deep trust and the unique support to this special project - in dialogue with dr. Marc Cosyns

production: les ballets C de la B, Festival de Marseille, Berliner Festspiele - co-production: 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 (FR) - diffusion: Frans Brood Productions - les ballets C de la B is supported by the Flemish authorities, City of Ghent, Province East Flanders, North Sea Port and the Belgian Taxshelter