Performative reading The Interrogation + talk + film

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Brandhaarden 2022
02 Mar '22

Performative reading The Interrogation + talk + film

Édouard Louis & Milo Rau
Performative reading The Interrogation + talk + film
02 Mar '22
Édouard Louis & Milo Rau
€ 26

With a performative reading, Édouard Louis and Milo Rau (Brandhaarden 2019) present the theatrical text The Interrogation that they wrote together in spring 2021 (commissioned by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, IIPM & NTGENT). The reading is followed by a conversation between Louis and Rau on stage. The evening will end with the screening of the documentary Orestes in Mosul: the making of by Milo Rau.

Start time 20:00
Duration
tba
Location
Rabozaal
Language
English

including intermission drink

The Interrogation

Louis and Rau focus in this text on the question how autobiographical events can be to turned into theatre. Can art be more than an analysis and reconstruction of life? Can we escape our biography through art? Or is art only the melancholic record of a failed liberation? The Interrogation is a personal text about doubting and failing and a performance that was ultimately not completed.

Now, for the first time, they are sharing the text of The Interrogation with the public in form of a performative reading, followed by a conversation between Louis and Rau on stage. They will 'interrogate' themselves and each other about the themes and challenges within The Interrogation. The evening will end with the screening of a film by Milo Rau of Édouard Louis’ choice.

Documentary by Milo Rau

ORESTES IN MOSUL: THE MAKING OF

With Orestes in Mosul, Milo Rau made perhaps one of his most important productions, praised by the international press. For this adaptation of the ancient Greek Oresteia - a tragedy about an unending series of murders committed in revenge - director Milo Rau went to the frontline of the long-running war in Iraq. How do you end a chain of violence?

Cameraman and documentary maker Daniel Demoustier, who specialises in conflict zones in the Middle East and elsewhere, followed Milo Rau during two preparatory trips to Mosul and made the documentary 'Orestes in Mosul: the making of'.

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Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis has gained worldwide success in recent years with his books, in which he describes his life from his teenage years, his struggles in a small town in northern France and growing up as a young homosexual man. Theatre plays a crucial role in his life. Playing theatre himself brings him into contact with literature, but also teaches him how to survive through acting. It is therefore not surprising that his books have inspired theatre adaptations by directors throughout Europe.

Milo Rau

Milo Rau proves in projects like The Congo Tribunal, La Reprise, Orestes in Mosul, The New Gospel or School of Resistance that theatre does not have to be detached from society but that it is a necessary contribution to politics, culture, and society - a place to tell true stories that shape our society.

„It's not just about representing the world anymore, it's about changing it.“ (Milo Rau)

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10th edition

Brandhaarden 2022

Brandhaarden is an international theatre festival that brings performances by notable theatre makers from abroad to Amsterdam. The festival offers a unique overview of one creator, house, region or theme. Previous editions have put the spotlight on directors such as Katie Mitchell, Milo Rau and the Rimini Protokoll collective, and city theatres such as Münchner Kammerspiele, Volksbühne Berlin and Peter Brook's Théâtre Bouffes du Nord. In 2020, the festival focused for the first time on one region, Southern Europe, and showed notable dance and theatre productions from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece.

The tenth edition of the ITA Festival, from 19 February to 3 March, focuses on the work of one of the most celebrated writers of his generation: Édouard Louis.

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WITH COVID ADMISSION TICKET

To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.

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