Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Alain Platel / Serge Kakudji / Fabrizio Cassol:
Coup Fatal

  • © Chris van der Burght
  • © Chris van der Burght
  • © Chris van der Burght
  • © Yves Sambu
  • © Chris van der Burght
  • Wed, 27.05.2015 20:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Thu, 28.05.2015 20:00 [Talk]
    audience discussion with artists after the show
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 29.05.2015 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 30.05.2015 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6

Arias by Georg Friedrich Händel and Christoph Willibald Gluck are performed on a stage littered with spent bullet casings – a design by Congolese sculptor Freddy Tsimba to symbolize the omnipresence of civil war.
Serge Kakudji will bring the allegorical ebullience of this music and its clear-cut and yet chiselled, sometimes almost unearthly attitude to his homeland.
For the stage presentation, the countertenor from Lubumbashi and the Belgian choreographer Alain Platel were inspired by the »sapeurs«, the dandies of Kinshasa. They style themselves as if they were rulers, not only of the Congo, but of the entire world – an equally Baroque and life-affirming attitude in a country that for decades has been disfigured by war and destruction. COUP FATAL is a tribute to Baroque music and the dark elegance of the Congo.

  • Concept and Idea: Serge Kakudji, Paul Kerstens
  • Artistic Direction: Alain Platel
  • Musical Direction: Fabrizio Cassol, Rodriguez Vangama
  • Conductor: Rodriguez Vangama
  • Stage Design: Freddy Tsimba
  • Light: Carlo Bourguignon
  • Sound: Max Stuurman
  • Costume Design: Dorine Demuynck
  • With: Serge Kakudji (Countertenor) und Rodriguez Vangama, Costa Pinto, Angou Ingutu, Bouton Kalanda, Erick Ngoya, Silva Makengo, Tister Ikomo, Deb’s Bukaka, Cédrick Buya, Jean-Marie Matoko, 36 Seke, Russell Tshiebua, Bule Mpanya

A Coproduction by Wiener Festwochen, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Festival d’Avignon, Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen, TornoDanza, Turin, Opéra de Lille

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