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Mahler Projekt
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Dance

Nicht
Schlafen

Alain Platel, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Gustav Mahler

Presentation

TWO FIGUREHEADS OF BELGIAN ART FACE UP TO MAHLER

‘My time will come,’ Gustav Mahler once prophesied. Alain Platel has drawn inspiration from the cultural study Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914 by the historian Philipp Blom, and developed his Mahler project into an all-male production that looks at the troubled early years of the 20th century, which ultimately led to the great crisis of the First World War. Taking Mahler’s lieder as a basis, the composer Steven Prengels creates a soundscape using sampled natural sounds and elements from our everyday surroundings, but also incorporates the polyphony of the Congolese singers Boule Mpanya and Russell Tshiebua. Berlinde De Bruyckere – who worked on the first production of Dusapin’s Penthesilea at La Monnaie in 2015 – is creating an original set for the dancers of les ballets C de la B; this is the first time she has worked with Alain Platel. Has Mahler’s prediction come true?

Video installation

Pierre-Philippe Hofmann followed Alain Platel and his company les ballets C de la B around during the entire repetition process of nicht schlafen. The video installation he made, can be seen after every show.

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Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Conductor STEVEN PRENGELS
Director ALAIN PLATEL

Set design BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE
Lighting CARLO BOURGUIGNON
Geluid BARTOLD UYTTERSPROT
Costumes DORINE DEMUYNCK

Dramaturgy HILDEGARD DE VUYST
Musical dramaturgy JAN VANDENHOUWE
Artistic collaboration QUAN BUI NGOC

Created and danced by
BÉRENGÈRE BODIN, BOULE MPANYA, DARIO RIGAGLIA, DAVID LE BORGNE, ELIE TASS, IDO BATASH, ROMAIN GUION, RUSSEL TSHIEBUA, SAMIR M'KIRECH

PRODUCTION les ballets C de la B
CO-PRODUCTION Ruhrtriennale, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, TorinoDanza, Biennale de Lyon, Opéra de Lille, Kampnagel Hamburg, MC93 - Maison de la Culture de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Holland Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele
CO-PRESENTATION La Monnaie / De Munt, KVS
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Stad Gent, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Port of Ghent, Vlaamse overheid

Agenda

Agenda

  • Tue 30 May 2017

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

    SOLD OUT
  • Wed 31 May 2017

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

    SOLD OUT
  • Fri 02 Jun 2017

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Sat 03 Jun 2017

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

    SOLD OUT