Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

I Silenti

Lisaboa Houbrechts, Fabrizio Cassol

22 > 25.02.2022
Dance

The voices of soprano Claron McFadden, mezzo-soprano Nicola Wemyss and Argentine singer Jonatan Alvarado intertwine with virtuoso violinist and gypsy singer Tcha Limberger. Opera, concert, dance, theatre – it’s a completely hybrid form of production presented by the composer and saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol and the Ghent-based director Lisaboa Houbrechts.

Constructed from Monteverdi’s madrigals – pieces stemming from a popular polyphonic tradition – the show offers an evocation focused on love, separation and confrontation. Looking at the genocide of the Roma during World War II, a “forgotten holocaust”, I Silenti speaks of those who have been silenced. Although blind, Tcha Limberger, at the centre of the performance, delivers through his voice a unique vision of the world. He shares his universe with musicians, singers, as well as the Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa. From the extreme fragility of this cry springs the power of emotions and the poetry of a recomposed story.

Calendar

  • - 20:00
  • - 19:30
  • - 20:00
  • - 20:00

Information

Venue

Grande Salle

Duration

75'

Cast

Music composition 
Fabrizio Cassol 

Direction 
Lisaboa Houbrechts 

Voice and Violin 
Tcha Limberger 

Dance
Shantala Shivalingappa 

Voices
Claron Mcfadden 
Nicola Wemyss 
Jonatan Alvarado 

Accordion
Philippe Thuriot 

Double bass
Vilmos Csikos 

Percussions 
Simon Leleux 

Kaval 
Georgi Dobrev

Scenography & video 
Oscar van der Put 

Costumes 
An Breugelmans 

Lights 
Carlo Bourguignon

Sound  
Carlo Thomson 
Guillaume Desmet 

Dramaturgy advisor
Christian Longchamp 

Production assistant
Maya Galle

Stage manager 
Julien Soumillon

Stage director (TN)
Romain Gueudré

Production 
Astérios Spectacles 
Otto Productions 

Co-production 
Le Théâtre de Namur, Cavema, Théâtre de Liège, Toneelhuis Antwerpen, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon, Opéra de Lille, Festival de Marseille 

With support of 
Les Ballets C de la B, ZHK-Ustadgah Foundation (Mumbai-Inde), Camargo Foundation. 

Co-production 
La Coop asbl, Shelter Prod. 

With support of 
taxshelter.be, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge