Daral Shaga retraces the parallel destinies of emigrants at La Monnaie in Belgium

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11.01.2017 – 15.01.2017

DEFYING DEATH FOR A FINAL REFUGE

‘All our journeys, all our efforts will lead us to this point: the fence, which lets no one pass without making them bleed.’ A modern tragedy, Daral Shaga retraces the parallel destinies of emigrants, those returning and those heading towards a better future. Their geographical utopia is reflected in the artistic utopia of the project, which mixes opera, circus skills, and video. Pushing themselves to their respective limits, Kris Defoort, Laurent Gaudé, winner of the Prix Goncourt, and the director Fabrice Murgia join forces to tell a story that raises questions about identity and the crossing of borders. Fabrice Murgia, himself the son of a Spanish mother and an Italian father, is one of the best-known Belgian directors of his generation. He composes powerful images with circus performers, based on a score that tacks between jazz and baroque styles. Singers, musicians, and acrobats give a voice to those whom the fences have silenced and made bleed. A gripping, epic tale.

ARTISTIC TEAM AND CAST

Director FABRICE MURGIA
Artistic direction PHILIPPE DE COEN
Set design PHILIPPE DE COEN, BRUNO RENSON, FABRICE MURGIA
Video GIACINTO CAPONIO
Lighting EMILY BRASSIER
Music MARC COMBAS
Musicians FABIAN FIORINI, LODE VERCAMPT, JEAN-PHILIPPE PONCIN
Singers MICHAELA RIENER, MACIEJ STRABURZYŃSKI, TIEMO WANG
Acrobats ANKE BUCHER, RENATA DO VAL, MARK PIEKLO, ANDRÉ ROSENFELD SZNEWAR, LAURA SMITH

PRODUCTION Feria Musica, Opéra de Limognes
CO-PRODUCTION Silbersee, Le Sirque, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, Le Festival des Francophonies en Limousin, Le Maillon – Théâtre de Strasbourg, le Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi
CO-PRESENTATION La Monnaie / De Munt, Théâtre National

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