19.11.2022 19.11.2022

Atropa Toneelhuis/Naomi Velissariou

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Atropa Liggend Louise Te Poele  Maison The Faux Louise Te Poele
An intersectional* tragedy set to techno and trap. In 'Atropa', the taboos of a generation marked by its hunger for emancipation are aired in a language they understand best: one of pumping beats and razorsharp poetry.
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tickets

15 - 24 euros

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DUTCH spoken

Atropa. De wraak van de vrede (Atropa, The Revenge of Peace)  was written by Tom Lanoye in 2008 and premiered at Avignon festival that year, directed by Guy Cassiers. In 2012, Lanoye won the prize for theatre texts because he “searches for the roots of the evil called war and violence” in Atropa, “analysing the play of power”, according to the Royal Academy for Dutch Language and Literature. In Velissariou’s version, Atropa  is the tragedy it was intended to be: a celebration of language set to music, in honour of contemporary gods. 

"The paradox of peace is that you have to fight for it. With violence."
Tom Lanoye

Atropa sings the taboos of a generation characterised by its desire for emancipation, in one of the languages it understands best: pumping beats and razor-sharp poetry. Atropa  is a bacchanal of language in which the struggle for power makes way for a celebration of vulnerability. Greek women meet Trojan women who choose death after the siege of their city rather than a life of repression. It is up to the only man at the end of the war to defend the survivors’ values convincingly...

*Intersectionality (also called intersectionality) is the phenomenon that "social inequality occurs along different axes, which intersect"; the notion that individuals in a society experience discrimination and oppression based on a multiplicity of factors. 

Atropa Fotografie Bas De Brouwer Naamsvermelding Altijd Verplicht 53
Atropa Fotografie Bas De Brouwer Naamsvermelding Altijd Verplicht 84
credits

performance

Annelinde Bruijs, Thibaud Dooms, Denise Jannah, Vanja Rukavina, Jasmine Sendar, Ntianu Stuger, Adanna Unigwe, Naomi Velissariou, Megan de Kruijf (stand-in)

text

Tom Lanoye

concept

Naomi Velissariou

direction

Floor Houwink ten Cate, Naomi Velissariou

dramaturgy

Nita Kersten

music

Joost Maaskant, Jimi Zoet

scenography

Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck

light design

Tim van 't Hof

costume design

MAISON the FAUX

sound design

Sander van der Werff

coproduction

Theater Utrecht, Toneelhuis, Orkater, De Grote Post, Stichting Naomi Velissariou

in collaboration with

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ammodo
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credits

performance

Annelinde Bruijs, Thibaud Dooms, Denise Jannah, Vanja Rukavina, Jasmine Sendar, Ntianu Stuger, Adanna Unigwe, Naomi Velissariou, Megan de Kruijf (stand-in)

text

Tom Lanoye

concept

Naomi Velissariou

direction

Floor Houwink ten Cate, Naomi Velissariou

dramaturgy

Nita Kersten

music

Joost Maaskant, Jimi Zoet

scenography

Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck

light design

Tim van 't Hof

costume design

MAISON the FAUX

sound design

Sander van der Werff

coproduction

Theater Utrecht, Toneelhuis, Orkater, De Grote Post, Stichting Naomi Velissariou

in collaboration with

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ammodo

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