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La Monnaie / De Munt

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Community project

Orfeo & Majnun

Dick Van Der Harst, Howard Moody & Moneim Adwan

Presentation

La Monnaie invites residents and artists from different communities in Brussels to draw inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the Persian love story of Layla and Majnun for a period of two seasons. In a range of workshops, we will work together on the music, text, images, and movements of what will be a major music-theatre production. Here, everyone can put their talent and creativity to use! Following the first phases, Sounds of Longing and Songs of Longing, this community project will reach its twin apotheoses in June 2018. Mythical animals brought to life in the workshops will be released along a fantastical route through the city. And Orfeo & Majnun will have a festive opening at La Monnaie: a performance about universal emotions, interwoven with different musical styles, languages, and art forms. This project is being developed in cooperation with a number of European theatres and festivals.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorBASSEM AKIKI
Concept and directorAIRAN BERG, MARTINA WINKEL

VideoDAAN MILIUS, MARTINA WINKEL
Animal designROGER TITLEY
Conductor of the Youth ChorusBENOÎT GIAUX

Eurydice JUDITH FA
Layla NAI BARGHOUTI
Majnun JEAN CHAHID
Orfeo YOANN DUBRUQUE

Musicians of La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
Singers of the of Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
La Monnaie Children's Chorus and Youth Chorus - La Maîtrise & La Choraline

With the participation of numerous citizens, schools and organizations in Brussels

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
Co-productionFESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE, VALLETTA 2018 FOUNDATION, WIENER KONZERTHAUSGESELLSCHAFT, KRAKOW FESTIVAL OFFICE, OPERADAGEN ROTTERDAM, IMAGINARIUS – INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL OF SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA
With the support ofTHE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, CERCLE DES AMIS DU 27 MARS (an initiative of Didier & Myriam de Callataÿ), GEMEENSCHAPSCENTRA BRUSSEL, VGC, SERVICE PUBLIC FRANCOPHONE BRUXELLOIS

Agenda

Agenda