age of rage
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.
Starting time 7 p.m., with interval
Duration 3 hours and 45 minutes (incl. interval)
Language Dutch, with English surtitles on Thursdays
Premiere Sunday the 20th of June 2021
part of the Holland Festival 2021
Please note the performance contains loud passages and stroboscope effects
Ivo van Hove on Age of Rage
'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.'
Your visit to ITA during Holland Festival
Like ITA, the Holland Festival adheres to the current corona measures, as drawn up by the RIVM and the Dutch government. As long as the coronavirus is not yet under control, testing can help to step by step make more possible. The national government wants to use testing for access in order to facilitate social activities in a safe way.
In concrete terms,
this means that in order to gain access to the performances taking place at ITA
during the Holland Festival, in addition to your admission ticket you must also
be able to present a negative test result in the form of a QR code in the CoronaCheck
This works in the
- You make an appointment via 'Testen voor toegang' and get tested within 40 hours before the start of the performance.
- You will receive an e-mail with the result of your test.
- If you do not have Corona, you will receive the negative test result.
- You can then use the app CoronaCheck to turn your test result into a test certificate.
- This certificate takes the form of a QR code.
- You have this QR
code scanned at the entrance of ITA.
Ivo van Hove has been director of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam since 2001.
In season 20|21, he will be directing Age of Rage and his productions Who Killed My Father, Kings of war, Roman tragedies, The hidden force and The things that pass will be reprised as ITALives
after Euripides and Aischylos
direction Ivo van Hove
translation Gerard Koolschijn
adaptation Koen Tachelet, Ivo van Hove
dramaturgy Koen Tachelet
choreography Wim Vandekeybus
scenography and light Jan Versweyveld
kostuums An D’Huys
compositie Eric Sleichim
cast Achraf Koutet, Aus Greidanus jr., Chris Nietvelt, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Hans Kesting, Hélène Devos, Ilke Paddenburg, Janni Goslinga, Jesse Mensah, Maarten Heijmans, Majd Mardo, Maria Kraakman, and Selin Akkulak
dancers Bai Li Wiegmans, Katharina Ludwig and Emma Hanekroot
music performed by BL!NDMAN [drums] Hannes Nieuwlaet, Yves Goemaere, Ward Deketelaere
assistant director Daniël 't Hoen, Rosemintje Verpaalen – Weijts, Konstantinos Vasilakopoulos (intern), Lisaboa Houbrechts (intern)
assistant dramaturgy Simone van der Steen (intern)
assistant scenography Bart Van Merode, Django Walon, Renée Faveere (intern)
assistant video Coen Bouman, Arjen Klerkx
assistant music George Dhauw
assistant choreography Laura Aris Álvarez, Rob Hayden
assistant costumes Rosa Schützendorf
head of technical department Reyer Meeter
production leader Inge Zeilinga,Michiel van Schijndel
head of artistic bureau Ulrike Bürger Bruijs
assistant production Eva Sol
technical producer Joost Verlinden
technical staff Sebastiaan Kruijs (first stage manager), Kevin Cuyvers, Paul van der Zouwe, Pepijn van Beek, Emile Bleeker, Erwin Sterk, Timo Merkies, Dennis van Scheppingen, Ruud de Vos, Danne Hekman, Mark Thewessen, Manon van den Nouland, Zinzi Kemper, Tim Vleugel, Sander van Elteren and Wim Wildenbeest (intern)
costume department Wim van Vliet (head),Farida Bouhbouh, Renske Kraakman
hair & make-up David Verswijveren, Mirjam Venema
tailor Claudia Pellegrini, Karianne Hoenderderkamp
singing coach Mirjam van Dam
set construction Fiction Factory
photography Fabian Calis
graphic design Sara Fortuin
catering Ingrid Mulder and Esther Doesburg
publicity Iris Istha
with thanks to Bart van den Eynde, Marije de Bruin, Wouter van der Hoeven and huisartsenpraktijk Rivierenbuurt
coproducer Holland Festival; Bl!ndman; La Villette, Paris
private producer Helga Lasschuijt and Dirk Raes, Gabriella de Rooij and Hendrik Jan ten Have, Marius de Vos and Gary Carter, Anna Wouters and Esther Kwaks
with support from Ammodo
realised with the support of the Johannes Vermeer Award