01.03.19 06.02.21

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

Hdt Ii 2 Web Agathe Poupeney
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€14-24

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We're cancelling all performances until 19 April, customers with tickets for these dates will be contacted.

In French and Lingala
Subtitles in English & Dutch

estimated duration

1h50'

1974. Zaire. In the boxing match of the century,  Muhammad Ali takes on George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founds the Zaire National Ballet. After their independence, African countries look for their own identity. What could have become a formidable laboratory, is soon abused as a propaganda tool and becomes a source of fierce political rivalry on the continent.

At NTGent’s request, the world-famous Congolese choreo grapher and director Faustin Linyekula creates a performance in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Together with Maman Wawina, Maman Ndjoku and with Papa Ikondongo, three members of the National Ballet since 1974, and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar Van Rompay, he investigates what the young Congolese nation could have become.

The performance is part of a series which was kicked off by Milo Rau with the acclaimed performance La Reprise. Histoire(s) du théâtre is a long-term performative investigation into the oldest art form of human kind.

Breathtaking political art
Los Angeles Times
A favourite of the international festivals
New York Times
Probably the most important artist on the African continent who is active today
Frieze magazine




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credits

direction

Faustin Linyekula

cooperation dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske

production management

Virginie Dupray, Katrien Seeuws, Greet Prové

tour manager

Greet Prové

stagemanager

Oliver Houttekiet

sound technique

Frederik Vanslembrouck

stage technique

Ramon Blancquaert

light technique

Geert De Rodder

coproducer

Studios Kabako, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

trainee set design

Castélie Yalombo

with support of

Isaano / Positive Production Kigali, Théâtre National Congolais
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credits

direction

Faustin Linyekula

cooperation dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske

production management

Virginie Dupray, Katrien Seeuws, Greet Prové

tour manager

Greet Prové

stagemanager

Oliver Houttekiet

sound technique

Frederik Vanslembrouck

stage technique

Ramon Blancquaert

light technique

Geert De Rodder

coproducer

Studios Kabako, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

trainee set design

Castélie Yalombo

with support of

Isaano / Positive Production Kigali, Théâtre National Congolais

TICKETS

ON TOUR

Wednesday 18 November 2020
0u00
Parijs (Festival d'Automne/Théâtre de la Ville-Les Abbesses)
Thursday 19 November 2020
0u00
Parijs (Festival d'Automne/Théâtre de la Ville-Les Abbesses)
Friday 20 November 2020
0u00
Parijs (Festival d'Automne/Théâtre de la Ville-Les Abbesses)
Saturday 21 November 2020
0u00
Parijs (Festival d'Automne/Théâtre de la Ville-Les Abbesses)
Thursday 26 November 2020
0u00
Lissabon (Culturgest)
Friday 27 November 2020
0u00
Lissabon (Culturgest)
Saturday 06 February 2021
0u00
Reims (Le Manège de Reims)
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