18.04.24 20.04.24

Medea's Children Milo Rau / NTGent

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Medea Cropped Estate of Bernard Safran, Medea (1964, revised 1994), oil on masonite, 86.4 x 104.1 cm;
'Medea's Children', the new creation of director Milo Rau, is a theatre history in miniature, where children find their voices and reflect on separation, injustice and the power of tragedy.
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15 - 28 euros

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✔ DUTCH spoken
✔ ENG surtitled
✔ Thanks to our theatre tablet you can enjoy following options (available from 19/04/2024):
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ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie-2_40px-2.jpg#asset:12712124Audio description (Dutch)

With Medea’s Children, house artist Milo Rau takes a new, deep look at the role of children in theatre. A real criminal case is the starting point: the case of a mother who, in total despair after a separation, decides to kill her children and take her own life - but she survives. This modern tragedy is interweaved with the classical tragedy Medea, the most infamous case of relationship conflict and infanticide in Western literature. 

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A small history of theatre and a school of life as cruel as it is poetic

A group of children take this bloody crime case and the perhaps darkest origin narrative of European culture as an opportunity to reflect on themselves: on family history, first love and first encounters with death, on desires for the future and fears of the end of the world that haunts us all. How does a child deal with the divorce of its parents? With injustice, the breaking of friendships, the pressure at school? How do they deal with the radical power of Medea – with tragedy in general? The children, condemned to silence in the classical tragedies, finally have their say this time around.

Medea’s Children: the absurd and blood-drenched tragedies of adult life seen through the eyes of children – a small history of theatre and a school of life as cruel as it is poetic.



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As part of Ghent International Festival (GIF), the biennial city festival of  CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, S.M.A.K., VIERNULVIER, Gouvernement & Kunsthal Gent. More info: www.gif.gent 

credits

with

Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch, Jade Versluys / Bernice Van Walleghem, Gabriël El Houari / Aiko Benaouisse, Emma Van de Casteele / Ella Brennan, Sanne De Waele / Helena van de Casteele, Anna Matthys / Juliette Debackere, Vik Neirinck / Elias Maes

direction

Milo Rau

dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

video design

Moritz von Dungern

light design

Dennis Diels

set design

ruimtevaarders

costume design

Jo De Visscher

production

NTGent

coproduction

Wiener Festwochen, ITA - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai)
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credits

with

Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch, Jade Versluys / Bernice Van Walleghem, Gabriël El Houari / Aiko Benaouisse, Emma Van de Casteele / Ella Brennan, Sanne De Waele / Helena van de Casteele, Anna Matthys / Juliette Debackere, Vik Neirinck / Elias Maes

direction

Milo Rau

dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

video design

Moritz von Dungern

light design

Dennis Diels

set design

ruimtevaarders

costume design

Jo De Visscher

production

NTGent

coproduction

Wiener Festwochen, ITA - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai)

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