26.01.22 27.01.22

her(e) Dalilla Hermans & NTGent

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Living as a black woman in a white world is always being hyper-visible and at the same time almost invisible. That's growing up with far more windows than mirrors.
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tickets

15 - 22 euros

general info

DUTCH spoken - ENG surtitled

estimated duration

1h10'

Author, columnist and mother Dalilla Hermans made her debut as a playwright in early 2020 with this performance. Shortly before the premiere of her new show Us, (k)now  she returns to NTGent with her(e).

Her(e) is based on long conversations with black female artists, actresses and activists. On that basis, Hermans wrote a play about their lives in Belgium. About challenges and hope, work and theatre, families and sisterhood. A political and intimate evening.

Dalilla Hermans, author of 'Brief aan Cooper en de wereld', 'Zwart', 'Brown Girl Magic', 'Black-Out'  and columnist at De Standaard, researched for her(e) her own experience in recent years in books and columns. For her first theater piece, she wanted to capture, beyond her own view, the special sisterhood that exists among black women.

Together with Abigail Abraham she drew up a guest list of inspiring black women in Flanders and Brussels and invited them for a 24-hour stay at Villa Hellebosch. No less than 31 women (actresses, singers, illustrators, writers, social workers, poets, dancers), from their early twenties to their fifties, came together.

(read more below the video)

What happened that weekend was magical. It went far beyond beauty, far beyond laughter, far beyond hips all dancing to the beat, far beyond eating and catching up together. None of these women will ever be quite the same after this weekend. Everything was put on the table: traumas they didn't even know they had, joy too, intense joy and a deep sense of the need to come together, share and purvey self-love from the natural connection with each other.

Based on audio, video and photographic material from this special stay, Dalilla Hermans wrote her(e). Abigail Abraham is on stage. Not a monologue, but a dialogue. Between black women. Between black women and the white gaze on them.

"As we heard a black woman say as we left the room, 'I didn't participate, but it was my life on stage"
Filip Tielens - De Standaard ***


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credits

play and co-creation

Abigail Abraham

concept, text, scenography & direction

Dalilla Hermans

photography, videography and audiovisual direction

Harmony Benegusenga

dramaturgy and co-creation

Carolina Maciel de França

co-dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske, Eline Banken, Kaatje de Geest

musical director

Willem Blontrock

singing

Coely Mbueno, Prisca Agnes Nishimwe, Judith Okon

Manoe Adusei-Owusu, Briana Ashley Stuart

production management

Sebastiaan Peeters

technical production management

Oliver Houttekiet

sound technique

Bart Meeusen

light design

Frank Haesevoets

video technique

Predrag Momcilovic

set realisation

Flup Beys, Pierre Keulemans, Joris Soenen

surtitling

Eline Banken, Kaatje de Geest, Lesley Van Damme

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

thanks to

Manoe Adusei-Owusu (=Sunkwa), Lisa Akinyi May, Emma-Lee Amponsah, Ann-Sophie Chioma Opara (=ANSO), Aïcha Cissé, Heleen Debeuckelaere, Aminata Demba, Renaldi Diombo, Noonah Eze (= dj Black Mamba), Inès Eshun, Vanessa Gaudy (=dj Vaneeshua), Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, Sabrine Ingabire, Hannah-Kenyatah Opong, Rébecca Louis, Lisette Ma Neza, Kiangana Maputshi, Nefera Mavambu, Coely Mbueno, Marie Niasse, Reine Nkiambote, Soe Nsuki, Stella Nyanchama, Dominique Nzeyimana, Lindah Nyirenda, Judith Okon, Martha da Rossa Canga Antonio (=Martha Da'ro), Colette Umuhoza, Aparecida Vi Baijot
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credits

play and co-creation

Abigail Abraham

concept, text, scenography & direction

Dalilla Hermans

photography, videography and audiovisual direction

Harmony Benegusenga

dramaturgy and co-creation

Carolina Maciel de França

co-dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske , Eline Banken , Kaatje de Geest

musical director

Willem Blontrock

singing

Coely Mbueno, Prisca Agnes Nishimwe, Judith Okon

Manoe Adusei-Owusu, Briana Ashley Stuart

production management

Sebastiaan Peeters

technical production management

Oliver Houttekiet

sound technique

Bart Meeusen

light design

Frank Haesevoets

video technique

Predrag Momcilovic

set realisation

Flup Beys , Pierre Keulemans , Joris Soenen

surtitling

Eline Banken , Kaatje de Geest , Lesley Van Damme

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

thanks to

Manoe Adusei-Owusu (=Sunkwa), Lisa Akinyi May, Emma-Lee Amponsah, Ann-Sophie Chioma Opara (=ANSO), Aïcha Cissé, Heleen Debeuckelaere, Aminata Demba , Renaldi Diombo, Noonah Eze (= dj Black Mamba), Inès Eshun, Vanessa Gaudy (=dj Vaneeshua), Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, Sabrine Ingabire, Hannah-Kenyatah Opong, Rébecca Louis, Lisette Ma Neza, Kiangana Maputshi, Nefera Mavambu, Coely Mbueno, Marie Niasse, Reine Nkiambote, Soe Nsuki, Stella Nyanchama, Dominique Nzeyimana, Lindah Nyirenda, Judith Okon, Martha da Rossa Canga Antonio (=Martha Da'ro), Colette Umuhoza, Aparecida Vi Baijot

TICKETS

Wednesday 26 January 2022
20:00
NTGent Arca
Thursday 27 January 2022
20:00
NTGent Arca

ON TOUR

Tuesday 01 February 2022
20u00
Antwerpen (Arenberg Grote Zaal)
Wednesday 16 February 2022
20u00
Leuven (30CC Schouwburg)
Thursday 17 February 2022
20u15
Rotterdam (Schouwburg-Kleine Zaal)
Friday 18 February 2022
20u00
Amsterdam (De Brakke Grond-Rode zaal)
Saturday 19 February 2022
20u00
Amsterdam (De Brakke Grond-Rode zaal)
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  • Christine De Pus

    Zijn er nog tickets voor deze voorstelling?

  • Eva Uyttendaele

    Beste

    Zijn er gn tickets te koop voor her(e) in Gent?

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    Eva