17.04.19 26.01.20

Orestes in Mosul - Milo Rau

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6 Orestes In Mosul040 NTGent
The Oresteia is not only the one single trilogy that has come down to us from classical antiquity and one of mankind’s greatest tragedies. It also represents the myth of the foundation of civilisation, whereby the principle of the blood feud, the never-ending cycle of revenge, an eye for an eye, was replaced by the principles of justice, integration and reconciliation. Milo Rau will stage this tragedy with a mixed ensemble of European and Iraqi actors. The process includes research and activities in Mosul, where the Jihadi caliphate of ISIS was declared in 2014.

Milo Rau had the idea of staging a present day version of Aeschylus’ Oresteia while he was conducting research for his play EMPIRE (2016) in northern Iraq on the frontline facing ISIS. ‘It is as if you were in a television scene and in a classical epic at the same time,’ as Rau puts it. How is it possible to stop the neverending chain of violence in which the parties of the Syrian-Iraqi civil war and their Western allies find themselves?

In the first two parts of Aeschylus’ Oresteia there appears to be no way out: death has a domino effect – Orestes is pursued by the goddesses of vengeance after he murders his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. He did this out of revenge because the two of them killed Orestes’ father, Agamemnon (and his mistress Cassandra). For her part, Clytemnestra murders her husband Agamemnon out of revenge because he sacrificed their daughter Iphigeneia to the wind to go to war with Troy. The only one who can stop this violence is Athena: she calms down the goddesses of vengeance by allotting them a place in society. Where hate has not helped, the loving embrace now succeeds.

Milo Rau retains the ancient grandeur of the tragedy, but links it to present-day issues, with an international ensemble. What can ORESTEIA mean today, rehearsed and staged in Western Europe and in Mosul?

New standard for adaptation of classics.
Kester Freriks - NRC Handelsblad
Breathtaking from the first minute to the last.
Koen Van Boxem - De Tijd






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Languages: Dutch, Arabic and English
Subtitles: Dutch and English

estimated duration

1h40min
credits

direction

Milo Rau

text

Milo Rau & ensemble

dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske

actors video

Khitam Idress , Baraa Ali , Khalid Rawi

musicians video

Zaidun Haitham , Suleik Salim Al-Khabbaz , Firas Atraqchi , Saif Al-Taee , Nabeel Atraqchi

choir video

Rayan Shihab Ahmed , Mohamed Saalim , Abdallah Nawfal , Hatal Al-Hianey , Younis Anad Gabori , Mustafa Dargham , Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Hussein , Hassan Taha

film

Moritz von Dungern , Daniel Demoustier

set design

ruimtevaarders

costume design

An De Mol

light design

Dennis Diels

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

video technique

Stijn Pauwels

light technique

Dennis Diels , Geert De Rodder

editing

Joris Vertenten

musical arrangement & composition

Saskia Venegas Aernoudt

sound technique

Dimitri Devos

creation surtitles

Eline Banken

surtitling

Katelijne Laevens , Noemi Suarez Sanchez

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

tour manager

Elli De Meyer

stage technique

Jeroen Vanhoutte

dresser

Micheline D'Hertoge , Nancy Colman

internship dramaturgy

Eline Banken , Liam Rees

internship direction assistant

Bo Alfaro Decreton

production management

Noemi Suarez Sanchez

coproducer

Schauspielhaus Bochum , Tandem Scène Nationale

with support of

Romaeuropa Festival

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

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ON TOUR

Sunday 17 November 2019
18u00
Villeneuve-d'Ascq (La Rose des Vents)
Wednesday 20 November 2019
20u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Thursday 21 November 2019
20u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Friday 22 November 2019
20u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Saturday 30 November 2019
20u30
Madrid (Festival D'Otono)
Sunday 01 December 2019
19u30
Madrid (Festival D'Otono)
Wednesday 04 December 2019
20u00
Lausanne (Théâtre Vidy Salle Charles Apothéloz)
Thursday 05 December 2019
20u00
Lausanne (Théâtre Vidy Salle Charles Apothéloz)
Friday 06 December 2019
20u00
Lausanne (Théâtre Vidy Salle Charles Apothéloz)
Saturday 07 December 2019
17u00
Lausanne (Théâtre Vidy Salle Charles Apothéloz)
Saturday 25 January 2020
0u00
Hamburg (Thalia Theater)
Sunday 26 January 2020
0u00
Hamburg (Thalia Theater)
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  • Femke Vandevelde

    Beste,

    Wat is de voorziene duur van Oresteia?

    Alvast vriendelijke groeten,
    Femke