28.09.18 05.05.19

Lam Gods

this production is played in multiple locations
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In the reconstruction of the Ghent Altarpiece on stage, a panorama of our present world emerges and at the same time a manifesto for art and spirituality in a human life.

As a tourist attraction it draws people to Ghent from all over the world. Whenever French or German troops marched into Belgium they took it with them. And The Monuments Men had to track it down. It’s the Ghent Altarpiece by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck, who lived in the 15th century.
Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, martyrs and angels. The motifs are Christian and spiritual. But the faces of the figures are realistic, they are the faces of Ghent. The Van Eyck brothers immortalised their patrons and clients, as well as their neighbours and colleagues. This meant that one of the first works of realistic modern art was simultaneously documentary and mythical, ordinary and universal. Milo Rau has been engaged in the ‘theatre of the real’ for a decade. Just like the Van Eyck brothers in their day, he combines the everyday with the spiritual. Just as the altarpiece consists of several overlapping layers, just as the real becomes mixed with the symbolic, the people of Ghent will talk about their life on stage. In a casting session lasting several months, which will be filmed, this project plunges into the here and now of a city’s community: who is Ghent’s Cain, who is its Abel? Who plays Adam and who Eve? Who are the martyrs of the 21st century? The crusaders and the righteous judges? The patrons? What do they tell us about the themes of this painting, about original sin and human suffering, about faith and tragedy, death and salvation? In the reconstruction of the Ghent Altarpiece onstage, a panorama of our present world emerges, between tradition and an uncertain future – and at the same time, a manifesto for the significance of art and spirituality in a human life.

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Dutch spoken with English surtitles
This performance contains scenes of nudity, a video with the killing of a sheep and the mother of a Jihadist.

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spel
  • Chris Thys
  • Frank Focketyn
  • Rames Abdullah
  • Storm Calle
  • Güllüzar Calli
  • Andie Dushime
  • Koen Everaert
  • Fatima Ezzarhouni
  • Nima Jebelli
  • Fanny Vandesande
  • Kinderkoor | Children's choir: Jakob, Kaat & Marie Bombaerd, Merel Boone, Luz De Maesschalck, Kaat De Waegenmaeker, Eleonore & Elodie Dobbelaere, Dita & Nico Dufoor, Hanne Maes, Luce & Juliette Marichal, Flo Meskens, Stella Minner-Goossens, Elena Van Vooren, No, Ries & Til Verhasselt, Ben Vuylsteke
  • Op | on video: Emran Ahmadi, Osama Albaz, Ezzuldin Alfatahi, Amina Alhaj, Anas Almasri, Bilal Alnouri, Rahaf Alobeid, Ban Al-Shaikhli, Khaled Alwan, Koen Aurrousseau, Jack Eyram Azor, Leen Baccaert, Chokri Ben Chikha, Zouzou Ben Chikha, Wim Claeys, Marc Croux, Abdel Majid Gandouzi, Barbara Gessler, Junior Haley, Abdo Khawas, Mohammed Loay, Nelly Massa, Zaid Nazar Noori, Aman Oryakhel, Ali Resa, Ali Shiroodnajafi, Filip Taveirne, Marijse Tratsaert, Luc Van den Bossche, Steven Vander Stichelen, Jan Vereeck, Yara Ward
credits

direction

dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske

set and costume design

Anton Lukas

production

NTGent

in coproduction with

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam & Schauspiel Stuttgart

in the context of

the European year of Cultural Heritage, with the support of the Belgian tax shelter

assistent costumes

Miguel Peñaranda

light design

Dennis Diels

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

video

Steven Maenhout, Pascal Poissonier

video-editing

Steven Maenhout, Joris Vertenten

light technician

Dennis Diels

sound technician

Bart Meeusen

stage technicians

Marijn Vlaeminck, Gunther De Braekeleer

dresser

Micheline d'Hertoge

workshops

Thierry Dhondt, Pierre Keulemans, Joris Soenen, Sam Declercq, Luc Goedertier, Flup Beys, An De Mol, Mieke Vandercruyssen

directing-assistent

Katelijne Laevens

interns dramaturgy

Eline Banken, Bo Alfaro Decreton

TICKETS

Friday 28 September 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 29 September 2018
16u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Sunday 30 September 2018
15u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Thursday 04 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 05 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 06 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 10 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 12 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 13 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 17 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Thursday 18 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 20 October 2018
20u00
NTGent Schouwburg
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ON TOUR

Thursday 24 January 2019
20u00
Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg
Friday 25 January 2019
20u00
Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg
Saturday 26 January 2019
20u00
Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg
Thursday 02 May 2019
20u00
Stuttgart, Schauspiel Stuttgart
Friday 03 May 2019
20u00
Stuttgart, Schauspiel Stuttgart
Saturday 04 May 2019
20u00
Stuttgart, Schauspiel Stuttgart
Sunday 05 May 2019
20u00
Stuttgart, Schauspiel Stuttgart
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