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18.11.21 18.11.28

Portici Muziektheater Transparant

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Portici  Emanuel Maes Emanuel Maes
With sign language, humour and musicality, the story of a country in structural identity crisis is told.
practical

tickets

15 - 24 euros

general info

✔ DUTCH, FRENCH spoken 
✔ With Flemish Sign Language

In August 1830, riots broke out during the performance of the opera 'The Mute of Portici' at the Brussels Monnaie Theatre, forming the basis for the Belgian Revolution. The battle on the barricades heralds the definitive end of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the birth of Belgium.

In 'Portici', Silence Radio and Muziektheater Transparant translate that extraordinary story to today. A multilingual cast of two deaf and two Dutch-speaking performers, two dancers, a musician, a poet and an opera singer crawl on, under and over the barricades with only one goal: connection. With sign language, humour and musicality, the story of a country in structural identity crisis is told.

'Portici' is a rhythmic dialogue of the deaf in which music, dance, (sign) language and vibration fight for the upper hand. A revolution in theatre, on the linguistic border between hearing and feeling, amidst the absurdities of Belgian identity.

credits

concept

Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar, Silence Radio

thanks to

ARType vzw, Corso, Le Manège Maubeuge

with support of

Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid

coproduction

WALPURGIS, PerPodium

production

Silence Radio, Muziektheater Transparant

technical management

Sibren Hanssens, Anne van Es

performance

Tomas Pevenage, Serge Vlerick, Valéry Warnotte, Elena Estratova, Wouter Deltour, Sandra Delgadillo, Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar, Eurudike De Beul, Sibren Hanssens, Max Greyson

dramaturgy

Valéry Warnotte, Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar

musical direction & arrangements

Wouter Deltour

Marij de Brabandere

scenography

Stef Depover, Sibren Hanssens

choreoggraphy

Sandra Delgadillo

based on

La Muette de Portici, Daniel Auber (1828)

script

Max Greyson

direction

Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar, Tom Goossens
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credits

concept

Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar , Silence Radio

thanks to

ARType vzw, Corso, Le Manège Maubeuge

with support of

Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid

coproduction

WALPURGIS, PerPodium

production

Silence Radio, Muziektheater Transparant

technical management

Sibren Hanssens, Anne van Es

performance

Tomas Pevenage, Serge Vlerick, Valéry Warnotte , Elena Estratova, Wouter Deltour, Sandra Delgadillo, Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar , Eurudike De Beul, Sibren Hanssens, Max Greyson

dramaturgy

Valéry Warnotte , Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar

musical direction & arrangements

Wouter Deltour

Marij de Brabandere

scenography

Stef Depover, Sibren Hanssens

choreoggraphy

Sandra Delgadillo

based on

La Muette de Portici, Daniel Auber (1828)

script

Max Greyson

direction

Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar , Tom Goossens
practical

tickets

15 - 24 euros

general info

✔ DUTCH, FRENCH spoken 
✔ With Flemish Sign Language

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