Yara's Wedding is an interdisciplinary (almost) musical directed by Guy Weizman, with lyrics by Antigone Akgün, Rik van den Bos, Rasit Elibol and Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini. Together, this group of writers - inspired by Edward Said and his famous book 'Orientalism' - wrote a new stage text about the frame of the other based on origin, color, orientation, social unique status and cultural conflicts. Confrontation is not being avoided in this moving performance which includes 12 actors, dancers, singers and musicians from different backgrounds and nationalities.
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Yara, Greta, Sebastian and Tony are childhood friends. They grew up in the same neighborhood and spent long summers together. They were inseparable until that night. The night the mansion burned down.
-|-12 years later, Yara marries Sebastian. The (old) friends and family go on a trip. Far removed from their familiar surroundings, new bonds are forged and old conflicts come to light. In the carousel of confrontations, encounters and situations at the wedding, everyone slowly becomes so confused and unclear that no one will go to bed until all that needs to be said or done has been said or done.
director Guy Weizman
choreography Roni Haver
text Mohammedou Ould Slahi & Rik van den Bos & Fatemeh Ekhtesari
cast Sarah Janneh, Sanne den Hartogh, Anja Herden, Bien de Moor, Igor Podsiadly, Jésula Toussaint Visser, Tamer Nafar, and others-|-
with live music by Asko Schonberg Ensemble and Slagwerk den Haag
decor Ascon de Nijs
costumes Maison the Faux