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Partner project

Mitra

Jorge Léon

Presentation

A cross between opera, documentary film, and installation, the Mitra project takes us deep into the reality of mental suffering in a psychiatric institution through the true story of Mitra Kadivar, an Iranian psychoanalyst who was wrongly committed in 2012. This is a story of resistance and solidarity, where the truth is revealed through the eye of the camera, the singing voice, and the sound of music, and where the audience finds itself in a situation of sensory immersion. This is the bold idea of the film director Jorge León and the contemporary music ensemble Ictus, who have focused on a certain tragic exemplar of female heroism in order to bear witness to the resistance of our fragile, rebellious human nature to anything that tries to crush it.

Cast
Cast

Concept and directionJORGE LEÓN

CompositionEVA REITER
Chorus compositionGEORGE VAN DAM
Musical supervisionGEORGES-ELIE OCTORS
DramaturgyISABELLE DUMONT
ScenographyTHIBAULT VANCRAENENBROECK
CostumesSILVIA HASENCLEVER
LightingPETER QUAESTERS
Video ALIOCHA VAN DER VOORT
ImageJORGE LÉON, ALIOCHA VAN DER VOORT, THOMAS SCHIRA
SoundALEXANDRE FOSTIER

VoiceMITRA KADIVAR, JACQUES-ALIN MILLER
SingerCLARON MCFADDEN
PerformerSIMONE AUGHTERLONY
ChildLAURENZ SCHÄFER

Recorded music
ICTUS ENSEMBLE: MICHAEL SCHMID (flute), GERRIT NULENS (percussion), GEORGE VAN DAM (violin), EVA REITER (Paetzold recorder & bass violon)

Singers
Ensemble of La Monnaie soloists
SopranoHANNA AL BENDER
SopranoGWENDOLINE BLONDEEL
Mezzo-sopranoRAPHAËLE NSUNDA NLUTI
Contra tenorLOGAN LOPEZ GONZALEZ
TenorePIERRE DERHET
BaritonoKAMIL BEN HSAIN LACHIRI

Chorus coachPolina Bogdanova

With special thanks to
AURELIE DELOCHE, JULIE CHENOT, FABIENNE MORIS, JEAN-PIERRE REHM, BERNARD FOCCROULLE, PAUL ARON, JULIEN ANGLEBERT, AMÉLIE DERLON CORDINA, ANNE-LISE GOBIN

ProductionICTUS, MUZIEKTHEATER TRANSPARANT
Co-productionKUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS, LES HALLES DE SCHAERBEEK, THÉÂTRE DE LIÈGE I.K.V. IMPACT, DE MUNT/LA MONNAIE, PRESENT PERFECT VZW, THE GMEM MARSEILLE, ACTORAL MARSEILLE, LES FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE
With the support ofFEDERATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MARSEILLE FID, CAMARGO FOUNDATION, IRCAM, CNC DICRÉAM, THANK YOU & GOOD NIGHT PRODUCTION, INTERREG V EUREGIO MEUSE RHIN & WALLONIA, TAX SHELTER VAN DE BELGISCHE FEDERALE OVERHEID & ONDA

Agenda

Agenda