12.01.23 18.02.23

Great Apes of the West Coast Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura/NTGent

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​“Great Apes of the West Coast is the story I have always avoided to tell. But lately, I am realizing that this story is unavoidable”, says Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura.
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15 - 20 euros

general info

✔ ENG spoken
✔ DUTCH surtitles
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy (from 14/02):
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Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura (25) recently graduated as a performance artist at Toneelacademie Maastricht. In the 2021-2022 season, she made her debut on the big stage of NTGent as part of the cast of Grief & Beauty, a play by artistic director Milo Rau. Now the moment has come for her to tell her own story: the journey from Sierra Leone to the Netherlands.

“The world I come from, is chaotic from beginning to end, but in that chaos, there is peace, serenity, togetherness and ancestral love"
Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura

As an attempt to compose a "love letter to her people" and to re-discover her West-African roots, Great Apes of the West Coast  will be a visual, musical and lyrical solo performance that tells the story of the West-African culture through the voice of a West-African woman. It’s a story of new beginnings, of re-discoveries and memories. You’re warmly invited to join and witness Princess’ journey into a new awareness gained in her most sacred space, the stage.

“I knew what the color of my skin was in Africa, but I never knew what it meant until I came to the Netherlands.”

The stage language of Princess has been crafted day after day, by discovering both the West-African artforms, their differences, their similarities, and their unique combinations. The creation of an own artistical language has alsomeant discovering the world in which she lives.

credits

concept, direction & performance

Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura

musicians

Edis Vander Pajazetowic

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

music composition

Edis Vander Pajazetowic

light design

Sander Michiels

production management

Greet Prové

direction assistant

Elli De Meyer

production

NTGent

coproduction

Via Zuid, Fashionclash, Likeminds

surtitling

Liesbeth Standaert
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

concept, direction & performance

Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura

musicians

Edis Vander Pajazetowic

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

music composition

Edis Vander Pajazetowic

light design

Sander Michiels

production management

Greet Prové

direction assistant

Elli De Meyer

production

NTGent

coproduction

Via Zuid, Fashionclash, Likeminds

surtitling

Liesbeth Standaert

TICKETS

Thursday 12 January 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Friday 13 January 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 14 January 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Thursday 9 February 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Friday 10 February 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 11 February 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Thursday 16 February 2023
18:30
NTGent Arca
Friday 17 February 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca

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