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Requiem / Shahrazad — Ballet Flanders / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Jonah Bokaer

Start

saturday
  • 20.00 Concertzaal
  • 22.10 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Katie Verstockt

About

Two creations on the border between East and West.

Gabriel Fauré’s grandiose and heartfelt Requiem is often called ‘a lullaby of death’. Belgian composer Wim Hendrickx arranges this consoling requiem for the choir Opera Vlaanderen and HERMESensemble and enriches it with an orientally inspired commentary. The cultural differences between East and West are the basis of choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Requiem. Both in the Requiem - with its poignant Pie Jesu for soprano - and in Rimsky-Korsakov's Shahrazad the strength of woman is central. In Shahrazad Tunisian-American choreographer Jonah Bokaer sees the embodiment of a basic human urge for self-expression. That is Bokaer’s central theme in his masterpiece on the border between East and West.

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Program and performers

Program

with music by Gabriel Fauré / Wim Henderickx & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Performers

REQUIEM
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: choreography
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Fabiana Piccioli: set design
Greta Goiris: costume design
Fabiana Piccioli: lighting design
Koen Bollen: dramaturgy
Ballet Vlaanderen: dance
HERMESensemble: ensemble
Koor Opera Vlaanderen: choir
Jan Schweiger: musical direction
Amél Brahim-Djelloul: soprano
Simon Schmidt: baritone

SHAHRAZAD
Jonah Bokaer: choreography & visuals
Ballet Flanders: dance
Azzedine Alaïa: costumes
Aaron Copp: lighting
Youness Anzane: dramaturgy
Szabolcs Pataki: artistic collaboration

Jonah Bokaer is a United States Artists Fellow in Dance (Ford Foundation) and has been supported by the New York University Center for Ballet and the Arts (Mellon Foundation) for the Shahrazad