10.05.19 18.05.19

De Living - Ersan Mondtag

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Deliving Mybales Michiel Devijver
The last hour in the life of an ordinary human. The show starts with a woman coming home to her living room and ends with her killing herself. Or is it the other way round? Can this hour also be told backwards – bringing her to life again? What is she doing in her last hour? Is it possible to understand her act, to see what she thinks and feels, even to accept her decision? Is there a way to keep her from killing herself or is this an inevitable step, even a liberation?

Theatre history is full of characters that die or kill themselves in the end. Antonio and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet – from the beginning on, the audience knows that they will die in the last act, but still they go to see the show. What is it that we learn – or that pleases us – in watching the inevitability of dying, even when we know the story and its end beforehand? It seems like spectators throughout theatre history enjoy the feeling of inescapability and fatalism. But what about this feeling in our society and in politics today? What if we feel or realize our own political inability to act? The paralyzing impotence can be an overwhelming feeling, as unstoppable as a death sentence. How can one regain the power to overcome this feeling of impotence and paralysis that is dominating our society more and more? So, maybe, if one part of ourselves kills the other, this could overcome paralysis, this could be a kind of self-empowerment, even a revolution. 

Ersan Mondtag is one of the most celebrated German directors of the young generation. He was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen with his works Tyrannis and Die Vernichtung. As an all-around artist, he was nominated as Up-and-coming Director and Stage and Costume Designer of the Year in the German-speaking area. For De Living (The living room), he works for the first time in Belgium.

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French spoken
English surtitles

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credits

direction

dramaturgy

scientific consulting

Prof. Benigna Gerisch

production

NTGent

in coproduction with

Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussel, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussel, La Villette Paris, Théâtre de Liège, HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin

this performance was realised with support through

Belgian Tax Shelter

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Wednesday 15 May 2019
20:00
NTGent Arca
Thursday 16 May 2019
20:00
NTGent Arca
Friday 17 May 2019
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 18 May 2019
20:00
NTGent Arca

ON TOUR

Tuesday 21 May 2019
20u00
Brussel KFDA
Wednesday 22 May 2019
20u00
Brussel KFDA
Thursday 23 May 2019
20u00
Brussel KFDA
Friday 24 May 2019
20u00
Brussel KFDA
Saturday 25 May 2019
20u00
Brussel KFDA
Tuesday 04 June 2019
20u00
Parijs La Vilette
Wednesday 05 June 2019
20u00
Parijs La Vilette
Thursday 06 June 2019
20u00
Parijs La Vilette
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