Age of Rage
ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
In Age of Rage, Ivo van Hove tells a primordial story of how revenge haunts and wrecks successive generations. This performance is in line with earlier large-scale social productions such as Roman tragedies and Kings of war. This time the history of the Trojan War and the royal Atrid family is the starting point. Ifigeneia in Aulis, Trojan Women, Hekabe, Agamemnon, Elektra and Orestes are edited into one story. Age of Rage shows the mechanisms, inevitability and hopelessness of a circle of violence.
Ivo van Hove: 'It is the story of years of war and how its consequences as an ineradicable cancer have a profound and long-lasting effect on families and society. But also a story about violence today and about radicalization. We see how, faced with major problems, leaders turn to murder and revenge rather than deliberation. A royal family that runs the country but never comes to a vision or approach for a better future. A dark, grand and universal story.'
The performance will premiere in June 2021 as part of the Holland Festival. Private producers: Helga Lasschuijt and Dirk Raes, Gabriella de Rooij and Hendrik Jan ten Have, Marius de Vos and Gary Carter, Anna Wouters and Esther Kwaks.
Direction Ivo van Hove
Scenography and light Jan Versweyveld
Adaptation Koen Tachelet, Ivo van Hove
Dramaturgy Koen Tachelet
Kostuums An d’Huys
Compositie Eric Sleichim
Muziek Bl!ndman Drums
Choreografie Wim Vandekeybus