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Malcolm X

Jr.cE.sA.r (Junior Mthombeni, Cesar Janssens & Fikry El Azzouzi) / KVS
22.03.2019
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06.04.2019
  • Fri 22.03.2019
    20:00
    Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht
    Douwe Egbertszaal
    Past event
  • Sat 06.04.2019
    20:00
    NTGent, Gent
    Schouwburg
    Past event

Malcolm X has always remained a source of inspiration and controversy. In his powerful statements, and with an undeniable charisma, he demanded equal rights and stood up for his Islamic beliefs. His eventful life and trenchant speeches still appeal to the imagination, and such topics as identity, activism and religion are very much on the agenda right now.

The multilingual theatre-concert production Malcolm X involves exceptional collaboration by performers from Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, London and elsewhere. They translate the story of Malcolm X’s struggle to today’s city through such urban art forms as slam poetry and hip hop. At the same time they take a close look at his legacy and at contemporary society.

 

Malcolm X has been selected for Theaterfestival 2017. What the jury said:

Because of the gratifying collective energy of the actors, slammers and musicians. Because of the unprecedented interaction between confronting and seducing the audience, which ultimately resulted in a standing ovation. Because of the multifaceted updating of an underexposed canon, precisely because many other voices are to be heard. Malcolm X is a festive cross-examination that moves everyone.

Is part of the parcours:
> KVS creation

Credits

TEXT FIKRY EL AZZOUZI DIRECTOR JUNIOR MTHOMBENI MUSIC CESAR JANSSENS BY & WITH PITCHO WOMBA KONGA, SAID BOUMAZOUGHE, JESSICA FANHAN, RASHIF EL KAOUI, SABRI SAAD EL HAMUS, SUKINA ABDUL NOOR, MUNEERA RASHIDA, JUNIOR MTHOMBENI, CESAR JANSSENS, STEVEN VAN GOOL, PIETER VAN BOGAERT, FRANK VAGANÉE, NICO SCHEPERS, ARNE DEMETS, BABS JOBO, JOFFREY ANANE, DORIS BOKONGO NKUMU, NATHALIE BOKONGO NKUMU, JUNIOR AKWETY, ONIKA MEUGENS-HENDERSON, DIETER VAGANÉE, ANTOINE COLIN, MUHAMMET IKBAL SAHAN, TOBE WOUTERS, LOIC DUMOULIN, NOAH NZUAMO DRAMATURGY KRISTIN ROGGHE, TUNDE ADEFIOYE VIDEO OMAR HARRAK SEMATI, MONIR AIT HAMMOU, HICHAM EL GHAZI & ROLAND DUMBI-KABANGU (LABORARTORY) SOUND DESIGN STEVEN LORIE, PATRICK VAN NECK LIGHTING DESIGN DIMITRI STUYVEN CHOREOGRAPHY KARIM KALONJI COSTUMES HEIDI EHRHART, DEFNE PARMAN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & SURTITLING INGE FLORÉ TRANSLATORS TREVOR PERRI, ANNE VANDERSCHUEREN, MARTINE WEZENBEEK, ISABELLE GRYNBERG, MICHAËL MEERT STAGEMASTER JEAN SCHOLS PRODUCTION LEADER NADIA EL MAHI PRODUCTION KVS IN COLLABORATION WITH MESTIZO ARTS FESTIVAL

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