13.11.22 13.11.22

The sorrows of Belgium: Trilogie Luk Perceval & NTGent

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Sorrows Of Belgium Visual 3 NTGent
In the trilogy 'The Sorrows of Belgium', the acclaimed director Luk Perceval focuses on three dark periods in Belgian history. On November 13, the three parts are shown at NTGent in a theatre marathon.
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✔ DUTCH, FR, ENG, GERMAN spoken
✔ DUTCH, ENG surtitled
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy:
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These historical situations form the starting point for a portrait of a country where a political agenda leads to human suffering in each case, where surrealism is never far away and where a small country tries to hold its own among major international powers: sometimes with craftiness but more often with desperation...

On 2 July 2022, the entire trilogy will be performed in one theatrical marathon at the Malta Festival in Poland. On the 13th of November 2022, the trilogy plays on the same day at NTGent.

Read more about the three parts BlackYellow  and Red  here:

BLACK - THE SORROWS OF BELGIUM I: CONGO / (starts at 11am)

A true account by one of the first travellers to Congo in history: African American William Henry Sheppard. After his adventure, across completely unknown territory, he was one of the first to denounce Leopold II’s disgraceful exploitation. A story that testifies of a deep-seated fear for the unknown and an ubiquitous racism.

YELLOW - THE SORROWS OF BELGIUM II: REX / (starts at 3.15pm)

1933-1936. A young generation of Flemish people dreams of a new world order. Many joined the Nazi ideology and even went to the eastern front. Were they really that naive? A play about the Flemish collaboration during WWII. 
A multilingual choir that evokes the grim zeitgeist of the 1930s, supported live by the music of composer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Gysel.

RED - THE SORROWS OF BELGIUM III: HOLY WAR / (starts at 7.30pm)

On 22 March 2016, 35 people were killed and 340 wounded in bombings in Brussels and Zaventem. The bombers were fighters who had returned to Belgium from Syria, linked to the terrorist group IS. They used nail bombs to make as many casualties as possible. Rather than a reconstruction of the facts, Red is a reconstruction of violence: what precedes a terrorist attack? Which narratives are dominant, especially in the media?

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Sunday 13 November 2022
11:00
NTGent Schouwburg

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