Great Apes of the West Coast | NTGent
20.10.23 21.10.23

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.
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

✔ ENG spoken
✔ DUTCH surtitles
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy (available from 20/10/23):
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Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura (25) recently graduated as a performance artist at Toneelacademie Maastricht. In season2021-2022, 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 Princess feels ready to share her most personal story, in an attempt to envision a possible future. And to do so, she will have to dive into her West-African culture and re-discover her ancestral roots.

Great Apes of the West Coast  will be a visual, musical and lyrical solo performance that tells a story of new beginnings, re-discoveries, and past memories. Using theatre as a tool to resurrect and celebrate the light of the West-African culture, Bangura wants to reclaim the narrative of the Great Apes and overturn any negative connotation with the animal Queendom.

“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 that Princess has created for Great Apes has been molded day after day, by merging together the West-African and the West-European art forms and so being confronted by their differences, their similarities, and their unique combinations.

"With this solo Bangura showes why she is called a great talent in theatre"
NRC Handelsblad - ****
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credits

concept, text, direction & performance

Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

music composition

Edis Pajazetovic

costume design

Tricia Mokosi

light design

Sander Michiels

acting coaching

Peter Seynaeve

dance coaching

Reintje Callebaut

production

NTGent

coproduction

Via Zuid, Likeminds
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credits

concept, text, direction & performance

Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura

dramaturgy

Giacomo Bisordi

music composition

Edis Pajazetovic

costume design

Tricia Mokosi

light design

Sander Michiels

acting coaching

Peter Seynaeve

dance coaching

Reintje Callebaut

production

NTGent

coproduction

Via Zuid, Likeminds
practical

tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

✔ ENG spoken
✔ DUTCH surtitles
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy (available from 20/10/23):
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie_40px-1.jpg#asset:12712125Surtitling in Dutch+


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Until it holds from the inside Only humans can fantasise Beyond madness, tenderness awaits There's all that future, still With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like