Tweeluik: Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias

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08 Nov '20 to 09 Nov '20

Tweeluik: Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias

Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers
Tweeluik: Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias
08 Nov '20 to 09 Nov '20
Toneelhuis / Guy Cassiers
€ 33,50

Two of the most fascinating figures of ancient Greece, two outsiders, expose the prejudices of our 21st century society. Antigone: a young woman who wants to bury her brother, a war criminal, against royal orders. Tiresias: the blind seer who always speaks the unwelcome truth. They stand up alone against the established order and against political, cultural and sexual discrimination.

starts at 19:30
duration t.b.e.
location Rabozaal
language spoken in Dutch

Antigone in Molenbeek and Tiresias is a diptych. Two monologues, performed one after the other. Writer Stefan Hertmans adapted Antigone for the 21st century. The title heroine now lives in the Brussels district of Molenbeek. An 'area of attention' with a bad reputation - three of the eight perpetrators of the Paris attacks lived in Molenbeek, one of the leaders was arrested there. What if your brother was an ISIS suicide bomber and you want to bury him properly?

Tiresias
is a new poem by slam poet Kate Tempest. The 15-year-old Tiresias changes identity as if it were a coat, with the aim of fully understanding people and humanity. That way he can see and speak the truth.

Like their ancient Greek examples, contemporary Antigone and Tiresias question the laws and morals of patriarchal (Western) society. The two monologues are interlaced with music by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Virtual Reality

This diptych will offer a special experience with Virtual Reality. The audience will be divided into two groups. The first group will watch Antigone in Molenbeek in the traditional theatre set. The second group will be in an other space to watch this part trough virtual reality glasses. They experience this part as if they are on stage next the actress. After the break the groups change spaces.

Credits

regie Guy Cassiers
met Ikram Aoulad
tekst Stefan Hertmans
Antigone in Molenbeek is een uitgave van De Bezige Bij
vormgeving en video Charlotte Bouckaert
muziek Danel Quartet
productie Toneelhuis Antwerpen
coproductie Danel Quartet
met de steun van Taks Shelter Maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid, Casa Kafka Pictures

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