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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, but 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 never-ending 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

dramaturgy

text

Milo Rau & ensemble

with support of

Romaeuropa Festival

actors video

Baraa Ali, Khitam Idress, Khalid Rawi

musicians video

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

choir video

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

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

Noemi Suarez Sanchez, Katelijne Laevens

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

stage technique

Jeroen Vanhoutte

dresser

Micheline D'Hertoge, Nancy Colman

internship dramaturgy

Liam Rees, Eline Banken

internship direction assistant

Bo Alfaro Decreton

production management

Noemi Suarez Sanchez

coproducer

Schauspielhaus Bochum, Tandem Scène Nationale

this production was realized with the support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter

TICKETS

Thursday 7 November 2019
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 8 November 2019
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg

ON TOUR

Tuesday 10 September 2019
20u30
Nanterre (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Grande Salle)
Wednesday 11 September 2019
20u30
Nanterre (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Grande Salle)
Thursday 12 September 2019
19u30
Nanterre (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Grande Salle)
Friday 13 September 2019
20u30
Nanterre (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Grande Salle)
Saturday 14 September 2019
18u00
Nanterre (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Grande Salle)
Wednesday 18 September 2019
0u00
Belgrado (BITEF Festival)
Thursday 19 September 2019
0u00
Belgrado (BITEF Festival)
Monday 23 September 2019
21u00
Rome (Romaeuropa Festival)
Tuesday 24 September 2019
21u00
Rome (Romaeuropa Festival)
Wednesday 25 September 2019
21u00
Rome (Romaeuropa Festival)
Wednesday 02 October 2019
20u15
Rotterdam (SB Grote Zaal)
Saturday 05 October 2019
0u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Sunday 06 October 2019
0u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Friday 11 October 2019
20u30
Brussel (Kaaitheater)
Saturday 12 October 2019
20u30
Brussel (Kaaitheater)
Tuesday 15 October 2019
20u15
Groningen (SSB)
Thursday 17 October 2019
20u00
Utrecht (SSB Douwe Egbertszaal)
Tuesday 22 October 2019
20u00
Lyon (Festival Sens Interdits/Théâtre des Célestins)
Wednesday 23 October 2019
20u30
Lyon (Festival Sens Interdits/Théâtre des Célestins)
Saturday 26 October 2019
20u00
Brugge (SSB)
Tuesday 29 October 2019
19u30
Amsterdam (ITA Grote Zaal)
Wednesday 30 October 2019
19u30
Amsterdam (ITA Grote Zaal)
Saturday 02 November 2019
20u00
München (Münchner Kammerspiele Kammer 1)
Sunday 03 November 2019
20u00
München (Münchner Kammerspiele Kammer 1)
Saturday 16 November 2019
19u00
Villeneuve-d'Ascq (La Rose des Vents)
Sunday 17 November 2019
18u00
Villeneuve-d'Ascq (La Rose des Vents)
Wednesday 20 November 2019
0u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Thursday 21 November 2019
0u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Friday 22 November 2019
0u00
Zürich (Schauspielhaus)
Saturday 30 November 2019
0u00
Madrid (Festival D'Otono)
Sunday 01 December 2019
0u00
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)
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  • Femke Vandevelde

    Beste,

    Wat is de voorziene duur van Oresteia?

    Alvast vriendelijke groeten,
    Femke