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Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias

Guy Cassiers, Toneelhuis

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Antigone in Molenbeek and Tiresias. A diptych.
In a double bill of monologues, director Guy Cassiers tells the story of Antigone, a young girl who says ‘no’ to the authorities, and then the story of the blind seer Tiresias, who during his lifetime has been both a woman and a man. 

Stefan Hertmans and the young English slam poet Kae Tempest rewrote these classic myths in a contemporary idiom and placed them in an urban context. 

In Antigone in Molenbeek (Hertmans), the protagonist, a Muslima, wants to bury her dead brother, an ISIS suicide bomber. The authorities refuse to release his body and Antigone cannot carry out her process of mourning. In Tiresias (Tempest), the identity of the protagonist slips from man into woman into blind seer. From their isolated positions, Antigone and Tiresias each expose the suppressed sexual, social and political prejudices in society. 

Besides the visual technology, music also plays an important role. The two narratives, each in their own way, enter into a dialogue with String Quartet No. 15 by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. 

Virtual Reality
Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias will be a special and intense theatre experience. Inspired by the corona measures and fascinated by visual technology, Guy Cassiers is using the possibilities of VR glasses for the first time.

Credits

director

  • Guy Cassiers

text

  • Kae Tempest
  • Stefan Hertmans

with

  • Katelijne Damen
  • Ikram Aoulad

scenography and video

  • Charlotte Bouckaert

production

  • Toneelhuis

coproduction

  • Danel Quartet

with the support of

  • Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische Federale Overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

All data

  1. Thursday 1 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Premiere
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  2. Friday 2 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 3 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Wednesday 7 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Thursday 8 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Friday 9 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Saturday 10 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Sunday 11 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Tuesday 13 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  10. Wednesday 14 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  11. Thursday 15 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  12. Friday 16 October 2020 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  13. Saturday 24 October 2020 — 18h00 — Temporada Alta, Girona
  14. Saturday 31 October 2020 — 20h00 — cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt
  15. Sunday 8 November 2020 — 19h30 — ITA_Rabozaal, Amsterdam
  16. Monday 9 November 2020 — 19h30 — ITA_Rabozaal, Amsterdam
  17. Thursday 7 January 2021 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  18. Friday 8 January 2021 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  19. Saturday 9 January 2021 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel

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