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Dance

Requiem pour L.

Alain Platel, Fabrizio Cassol

Presentation

‘I wrote this requiem for myself...’, bemoaned Mozart, worn-out but conscious that his Mass for the Dead would become his musical testament and would guarantee him an afterlife. The Requiem, the mythical final point of Mozart’s life, is the starting point today for this new work by Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel – whose C(H)ŒURS and nicht schlafen have already been presented by La Monnaie. Fabrizio Cassol explores musical crossovers and brings together musicians from different continents, whose personal influences are mixed with jazz and opera. From a theatrical point of view, Alain Platel looks for a physical and visual translation from his dancers of the themes of death and farewell rites. The heroes of Mozart’s last opera, which was composed at the same time as the Requiem, tell us, after all, that ‘through the strength of music we walk fearless through the shades of death.’

Music inspired by
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

MusicFABRIZIO CASSOL
DirectorALAIN PLATEL
ConductorRODRIGUEZ VANGAMA
DramaturgyHILDEGARD DE VUYST
Set designALAIN PLATEL
Costume designDORINE DEMUYNCK
LightingCARLO BOURGUIGNON
VideoSIMON VAN ROMPAY
SoundBARTOLD UYTTERSPROT, CARLO THOMPSON

Creation and performance
RODRIGUEZ VANGAMA, BOULE MPANYA, FREDY MASSAMBA, RUSSELL TSHIEBUA, NOBULUMKO MNGXEKEZA, OWEN METSILENG, STEPHEN DIAZ/RODRIGO FERREIRA, JOAO BARRADAS, KOJACK KOSSAKAMVWE, NIELS VAN HEERTUM, BOUTON KALANDA, ERICK NGOYA, SILVA MAKENGO, MICHEL SEBA

ProductionLES BALLETS C DE LA B, FESTIVAL DE MARSEILLE, BERLINER FESTSPIELE
Co-productionOPÉRA DE LILLE, THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE CHAILLOT PARIS, LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE ATHENS, TORINODANZA, KAMPNAGEL HAMBURG, LUDWIGSBURGER SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE, FESTSPIELHAUS ST. PÖLTEN, L’ARSENAL METZ, SCÈNE NATIONALE DU SUD-AQUITAIN – BAYONNE, LA VILLE DE MARSEILLE
Co-presentationLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT

Agenda

Agenda

  • Fri 09 Feb 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Sat 10 Feb 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Sun 11 Feb 2018

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Tue 13 Feb 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT