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Fourteen worldwide musicians and a stage device that brings out the corporeal equilibrium of the dancers; Alain Platel and Fabrizio Cassol reconstruct Mozart’s unfinished work. Cross-pollinated, shot through with jazz, African popular music and chants, their creation is enriched with complexity by these varieties of sound. In a set depicting monoliths inspired by the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, the musicians, joyful, almost possessed, celebrate the breath of life which accompanies the images of that woman whom we see slowly glide to the opposite shore.

Alain Platel and Fabrizio Cassol are back together after Coup fatal which was celebrated for its fresh reinterpretation of the Baroque canon. With Requiem for L, a modern and universal mass, they confront the possibilities, ask the final question and invent new rites of passage.


The music from the show is on a CD issued by Outhere-music. & As a result of the creation of Requiem pour L., Alain Platel has written a book of the same name about death and life, edited by EPO. The CD and the book will be on sale in the theater before and after the performance.


  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration



  • Music
    Fabrizio Cassol

    according to
    le Requiem de Mozart

    Alain Platel

    Set design
    Alain Platel

    Orchestra conductor
    Rodriguez Vangama

    Electric guitar and bass
    Rodriguez Vangama

    Boule Mpanya
    Fredy Massamba
    Russell Tshiebua

    Lyrical vocals
    Nobulumko Mngxekeza
    Owen Metsileng
    Stephen Diaz

    Rodrigo Ferreira

    Joao Barradas
    Charles Kieny

    Electric guitar
    Kojack Kossakamvwe

    Niels Van Heertum

    Bouton Kalanda
    Erick Ngoya
    Silva Makengo

    Michel Seba

    Hildegard De Vuyst

    Musical assistant
    Maribeth Diggle

    Choreography assistant
    Quan Bui Ngoc

    Video design
    Alain Platel (idea)
    Natan Rosseel (camera)
    Simon Van Rompay (editing)

    Wim Van de Cappelle

    With the collaboration of
    atelier du décor NTGent

    Carlo Bourguignon

    Carlo Thompson
    Guillaume Desmet

    Dorine Demuynck

  • Stage operator
    Wim Van de Cappelle

    Director of Photography 
    Chris Van der Burght

    Production management
    Katrien Van Gysegem
    Valerie Desmet

    Direction assistance and tour management
    Steve De Schepper

    Performing arts intern
    Lisaboa Houbrechts

    Theater technology intern
    IJf Boullet

    Isnelle da Silveira
    Filip De Boeck
    Barbara Raes
    Griet Callewaert
    atelier NTGent
    Madame S.P.

    Mademoiselle A.C.
    Fondation Camargo (Cassis, France),
    Sylvain Cambreling
    Connexion vzw

    Special thanks to
    à L. et sa famille pour leur ouverture exceptionnelle, leur grande confiance et leur soutien unique de ce projet spécial

    In dialogue with
    dr Marc Cosyns

    les ballets C de la B, Festival de Marseille, Berliner Festspiele

    Opéra de Lille, Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, TorinoDanza, Aperto Festival/Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia, Kampnagel Hamburg, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, L’Arsenal Metz, Scène Nationale du Sud-Aquitain – Bayonne, La Ville de Marseille-Opéra

    Frans Brood Productions

    With the support of
    de la ville de Gand, de la Province de la Flandre-Orientale, des autorités flamandes, North Sea Port et le Taxshelter belge


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