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25.04.24 27.04.24

Klytaimnestra Olympique Dramatique & STAN / Toneelhuis

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A dissection of misogyny, 2,500 years ago and today. Where does intuition take over from ratio?
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15 - 28 euros

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✔ NL, EN, GR & POR spoken
✔ NL surtitles

"If evil is in this wind, let it blow over."  So reads Ted Hughes' translation of the Oresteia. The first part of the trilogy by Greek tragedy poet Aischylos focuses on the story of King Agamemnon and his wife Klytaimnḗstra.

The monarch decides to sacrifice their daughter Iphigenia in exchange for favourable winds to take his ships to Troy. When Agamemnon finally wins the Trojan War, he returns home, where a confrontation with Klytaimnḗstra awaits him.

The cast includes a group of Belgian and Greek actors and a Filipino and Norwegian performer. A polyphonic ensemble, it embodies different perspectives and exposes the dynamics between dancers and actors. Of power hunger and violence, of the indifference with which we endure brutality. A questioning of contemporary (gender) identities and truths.

credits

by & with

Antonis Antonopoulos, Adriana Bakker, Synne Enoksen, Sara Haeck, Eleni Moleski, Gustavo Gláuber, Maria Skoula, Stijn Van Opstal

text

Agamemnon (Oresteia) van Aischylos, Ted Hughes, Gustav Ernst

concept & direction

Jolente De Keersmaeker

music

Frank Vercruyssen

costumes

Rachid Laachir

scenography & light

Thomas Walgrave

movement advice

Youness Khoukhou

production

STAN, Olympique Dramatique, Toneelhuis

coproduction

Europe Capital of Culture Elefsina 2023

with support of

Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid
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credits

by & with

Antonis Antonopoulos, Adriana Bakker, Synne Enoksen, Sara Haeck, Eleni Moleski, Gustavo Gláuber, Maria Skoula, Stijn Van Opstal

text

Agamemnon (Oresteia) van Aischylos, Ted Hughes, Gustav Ernst

concept & direction

Jolente De Keersmaeker

music

Frank Vercruyssen

costumes

Rachid Laachir

scenography & light

Thomas Walgrave

movement advice

Youness Khoukhou

production

STAN, Olympique Dramatique, Toneelhuis

coproduction

Europe Capital of Culture Elefsina 2023

with support of

Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ NL, EN, GR & POR spoken
✔ NL surtitles

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