MARCH 2019
Longing
to belong

Program

Claudia [Argentinië]

Claudia is based on the story of a young Argentinian woman, a systems engineer and sci-fi fan who lives in Buenos Aires. At twenty-two, Claudia Victoria Poblete Hlaczik discovered that she was the child of two “disappeared” people and that she had lived a life invented by a couple who were not her real parents. Claudia’s case meant a turning point in Argentina, as it marked the beginning of the end of the impunity that military officers had hitherto enjoyed.

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Du Désir d’Horizons [Burkina Faso]

Where does the boundary between yourself and the other lie? How should you deal with problems while not losing yourself in the process? The dance performance Du désir d’horizons by choreographer Salia Sanou from Burkina Faso, one of the most influential artists in contemporary African dance, revolves around these questions.

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Somewhere At The Beginning [Senegal]

In this piece we explore through dance, traces of the history of Germaine Acogny and Africa through the prism of tragedy. It is a dialogue with issues of archaic background, a vessel full of associations loaded with content of our time. Taking this matter as a projection surface, enables us with this work to enter differently into the questionings and sufferings of our time. It was a great challenge to be able to offer on stage a strong and uncompromising dialogue between contemporary Africa and the ancient tragic world.

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Via Kanana [South Africa]

These are dark times in South Africa. The victory over apartheid has not brought the expected peace. The country is plagued by crime and riots. The gap between rich and poor is huge and unfortunately is often similar to that between black and white. The promised land has, in other words, not been reached.

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Odisseia [Brazil]

(In)famous Brazilian director and stage author Leonardo Moreira uses the well-known story about the man who leaves house and home to wage war and then journeys for another ten years before returning home as his inspiration for this four-and-a-half-hour theatre experience.

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Festival info

Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati Theater (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)