Théâtre National

Requiem pour L

Mozart, Alain Platel, Les Ballets C de la B, Fabrizio Cassol

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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.

Image
©Chris van der Burght

Info

Venue

Grande Salle

Duration

100’

Cast

Music
Fabrizio Cassol

according to
le Requiem de Mozart

Direction
Alain Platel

Set design
Alain Platel

Orchestra conductor
Rodriguez Vangama

Electric guitar and bass
Rodriguez Vangama

Vocals
Boule Mpanya
Fredy Massamba
Russell Tshiebua

Lyrical vocals
Nobulumko Mngxekeza
Owen Metsileng
Stephen Diaz

Rodrigo Ferreira

Accordéon
Joao Barradas
Charles Kieny

Electric guitar
Kojack Kossakamvwe

Euphonium
Niels Van Heertum

Likembe
Bouton Kalanda
Erick Ngoya
Silva Makengo

Percussion
Michel Seba

Dramaturgy
Hildegard De Vuyst

Musical assistant
Maribeth Diggle

Choreography assistant
Quan Bui Ngoc

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

Set
Wim Van de Cappelle

With the collaboration of
atelier du décor NTGent

Lighting
Carlo Bourguignon

Sound
Carlo Thompson
Guillaume Desmet

Costumes
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

Thanks
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

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

Co-production
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

Casting
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