27.04.22 22.12.22

RED - The Sorrows of Belgium III: HOLY WAR Luk Perceval / NTGent

TICKETS

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The third and final chapter in 'The Sorrows Of Belgium', the theater trilogy in which Luk Perceval zooms in on the darkest pages of Belgian history.
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ Performed in various languages
✔ Surtitles in Dutch & English
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy:
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie_40px-1.jpg#asset:12712125Surtitling in French, Polish, German or Dutch+
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie-3_40px-1.jpg#asset:12712131Flemish Sign Language
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie-2_40px-2.jpg#asset:12712128Audiodescription (Dutch)

estimated duration

1h30

On Tuesday 22 March 2016, Belgium was hit by a large-scale terrorist attack. Suicide bombers detonated two bombs at Zaventem airport, and there was also an explosion in the Brussels underground railway network. The attacks left 35 dead and 340 wounded. The perpetrators were IS terrorists, returning from the war in Syria. They used nail bombs to cause as many casualties as possible. The terrorist cell was linked to the attacks in Paris in November 2015. “Our country is facing a severe ordeal,” announced the Prime Minister, Charles Michel. In solidarity, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam were temporarily wrapped in the Belgian flag.

In his trilogy, The Sorrows of Belgium, the director Luk Perceval focuses on dark episodes in Belgian history. Black was about the exploitation of the Congo under Leopold II. Yellow looked back at the 1930s, when fascism erupted all over Europe and some of the Belgian population collaborated with the German occupiers. The third and final part, RED, is about violence in the heart of society: an attack on the Belgian capital, not so long ago. Each colour in the flag brings history closer to the present. And as he did in the previous parts of the trilogy, Perceval tells this story through a range of testimonies.

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There is the interrogation of Ibrahim, the confused father of a terrorist. There are the fiery letters from Nour, a girl who goes to Syria for love and gives birth to a daughter there. These are just two of the voices in a choir made up largely of inner monologues. So rather than reconstructing the facts, RED  becomes a study of violence: what precedes a terrorist attack? Which narratives are dominant, particularly in the media? What are the foundations of violence on which the West has been built, generation after generation? The issue is more complex than the news reports suggest. Choices must also be made on the political front: how will society deal with the children of IS fighters detained in camps in Syria? Will they be repatriated or not? Or will they become, in the words of the new Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, “the terrorists of tomorrow”? Can humanity purge itself of violence?

credits

direction

Luk Perceval

text

Lisah Adeaga, Rachid Benzine, Michael Bijnens, Farid Bouzenad, Steven Heene, Roberto Jean, Bert Luppes, Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar, Peter Seynaeve, Maria Shulga, Oscar Van Rompay, Valéry Warnotte, Luk Perceval

dramaturgy

Steven Heene

music

Sam Gysel

direction assistant

Liesbeth Standaert

set design

Annette Kurz

assistant set design

Sammy Van den Heuvel

costume design

Ilse Vandenbussche

light design

Mark Van Denesse

spacing

Ted Stoffer

sound design

Frederik Vanslembrouck

production management

Greet Prové

technical team production

Chris Vanneste

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

technical support

Eddy Deschepper, Bart Meeusen, Frederik Vanslembrouck, Sander Michiels, Predrag Momcilovic

dresser

Micheline D'Hertoge

interns

Finn Hewson, Jesse Vandamme, Rita Pinheiro, Annika Gabriele Serong

production

NTGent

coproduction

Le Manège Maubeuge
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

direction

Luk Perceval

text

Lisah Adeaga , Rachid Benzine, Michael Bijnens, Farid Bouzenad , Steven Heene , Roberto Jean , Bert Luppes , Dahlia Pessemiers-Benamar , Peter Seynaeve , Maria Shulga , Oscar Van Rompay , Valéry Warnotte , Luk Perceval

dramaturgy

Steven Heene

music

Sam Gysel

direction assistant

Liesbeth Standaert

set design

Annette Kurz

assistant set design

Sammy Van den Heuvel

costume design

Ilse Vandenbussche

light design

Mark Van Denesse

spacing

Ted Stoffer

sound design

Frederik Vanslembrouck

production management

Greet Prové

technical team production

Chris Vanneste

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

technical support

Eddy Deschepper , Bart Meeusen , Frederik Vanslembrouck , Sander Michiels , Predrag Momcilovic

dresser

Micheline D'Hertoge

interns

Finn Hewson, Jesse Vandamme , Rita Pinheiro, Annika Gabriele Serong

production

NTGent

coproduction

Le Manège Maubeuge
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ Performed in various languages
✔ Surtitles in Dutch & English
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy:
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie_40px-1.jpg#asset:12712125Surtitling in French, Polish, German or Dutch+
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie-3_40px-1.jpg#asset:12712131Flemish Sign Language
ICON_tablet_Tekengebied-1-kopie-2_40px-2.jpg#asset:12712128Audiodescription (Dutch)

estimated duration

1h30

TICKETS

Thursday 22 December 2022
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg

ON TOUR

Tuesday 22 November 2022
20u00
Maubeuge (La Luna)
Friday 09 December 2022
20u00
Utrecht (Stadsschouwburg-Douwe Egbertszaal)
Wednesday 14 December 2022
19u30
St. Pölten (Landestheater Niederösterreich-Groot Huis)
Thursday 15 December 2022
19u30
St. Pölten (Landestheater Niederösterreich-Groot Huis)

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