01.03.19 23.05.20

Histoire(s) du théâtre II - Faustin Linyekula

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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. The premiere was already planned last season, but had to be postponed due to visa problems.

‘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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In French and Lingala
Subtitles in English & Dutch

credits

direction

production management

Virginie Dupray, Katrien Seeuws

cooperation dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske

Castélie Yalombo

stagemanager

Oliver Houttekiet

sound technique

Frederik Vanslembrouck

light technique

Geert De Rodder

stage technique

Ramon Blancquaert

with support of

Isaano / Positive Production Kigali, Théâtre National Congolais

coproducer

Studios Kabako

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

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Thursday 5 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
Friday 6 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
Saturday 7 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
Monday 9 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
Tuesday 10 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
Friday 27 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
Saturday 28 March 2020
20:00
Minardschouwburg
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ON TOUR

Friday 19 July 2019
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon)
Saturday 20 July 2019
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon)
Monday 22 July 2019
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon)
Tuesday 23 July 2019
22u00
Avignon (Festival d'Avignon)
Friday 13 March 2020
20u30
Brussel (Kaaitheater)
Saturday 14 March 2020
20u30
Brussel (Kaaitheater)
Wednesday 25 March 2020
20u15
Rotterdam (SB Grote Zaal)
Saturday 04 April 2020
20u00
Amsterdam (ITA Grote Zaal)
Sunday 17 May 2020
0u00
Frankfurt (Mousonturm)
Monday 18 May 2020
0u00
Frankfurt (Mousonturm)
Thursday 21 May 2020
0u00
Wenen (Wiener Festwochen)
Saturday 23 May 2020
0u00
Wenen (Wiener Festwochen)
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