© Danny Willems
Fri 22.03.2019 - Sat 06.04.2019

Malcolm X

Jr.cE.sA.r (Junior Mthombeni, Cesar Janssens & Fikry El Azzouzi) / KVS

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


TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Fikry El Azzouzi REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Junior Mthombeni MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Cesar Janssens VAN & MET / DE & AVEC / BY AND WITH Pitcho Womba Konga, Said Boumazoughe, Jessica Fanhan, Rashif El Kaoui, Noureddine Farihi, Sukina Abdul Noor, Muneera Rashida, Junior Mthombeni, Cesar Janssens, Steven Van Gool, Pieter Van Bogaert, Frank Vaganée, Hans Bossuyt, Arne Demets, Babs Jobo, Joffrey Anane, Doris Bokongo Nkamu, Nathalie Bokongo Nkumu, Junior Akwety, Ntjam Rosie, Dieter Vaganée, Antoine Colin, Muhammet Ikbal Sahan, Tobe Wouters, Loic Dumoulin, Noah Nzuamo DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Kristin Rogghe, Tunde Adefioye GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SONORE / SOUND DESIGN Steven Lorie, Patrick Van Neck KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Heidi Ehrhart, Defne Parman VIDEO / VIDÉO Omar Harrak Semati, Monir Ait Hammou, Hicham El Ghazi & Roland Dumbi-Kabangu (Laborartory) CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Karim Kalonji LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHTING DESIGN Dimitri Stuyven TONEELMEESTER / RÉGISSEUR PLATEAU / STAGE MANAGER Jean Schols PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Nadia El Mahi REGIE ASSISTENTIE & BOVENTITELING / ASSISTANCE DE DIRECTION & SURTITRAGE / DIRECTION ASSISTANCE & SURTITLING Inge Floré VERTALING / TRADUCTION / TRANSLATION Trevor Perri, Anne Vanderschueren, Martine Wezenbeek, Isabelle Grynberg, Michaël Meert PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Mestizo Arts Festival

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