14.03.19 14.03.19

Utopera - Haider Al Timimi & Sarah Eisa

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Utopera Theather Antigone Web
However, the building collapses even before the opera can be inaugurated. The stones from which it was built carry them to destruction, but their minds do not allow themselves to be stopped.

A Belgian-Iraqi architect is invited to create an opera house out of the rubble of Baghdad. His main source of inspiration is Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi architect who realized large-scale and futuristic buildings worldwide, free from traditional constraints and firmly focused and futuristic buildings worldwide, free from traditional constraints and firmly focused on the future. However, the building collapses even before the opera can be inaugurated. The stones from which it was built carry them to destruction, but their minds do not allow themselves to be stopped. Not before they have found a number of answers. Why does a country at war want to outdo the highest tower in the world? Is it better to build on a foundation of history than on a wasteland? Why is the Castle of the Counts in Ghent not demolished to make room for social housing? And if Palmyra is destroyed by fundamentalists, are our tears for the people or for the monuments?

UTOPERA is a poetic performance in which music, song, movement and staging a central role.

practical

tickets

standard: €18
reduction and 65+: €16
under 26: €14

estimated duration

60'
spel
  • Haider Al Timimi
  • Dipika Singh
credits

direction

Haider Al Timimi & Sarah Eisa

dramaturgy

Bart Capelle

music

Tim Gistelynck

scenery

Maarten De Vrieze

costumes

Marij de Brabandere

lighting design

Reynaldo Ramperssad

production

kloppend hert

coproducers

BRONKS, Vooruit, Theater Antigone

in collaboration

C-Mine, Vlaamse Gemeenschap & Stad Gent

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