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Fabrice Murgia, Dominique Pauwels / LOD muziektheater, Cie Artara, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles / KVS

And the secret to keep an entire city at bay. Not a ghost town because life animates this mysterious city. However silence envelops not just its schools, its parks, its hospitals, but even its name. And it spreads to its fields, its river and to its children’s laughter.

In the heart of this place not found on any map, thousands of people are forced to maintain this enormous secret. And those who present even a shadow of treason pay for it with their lives. Others, manipulated, are convinced they are protecting the country by supporting the lie. Together they preserve a vast industrial state and keep quiet about an unheard of environmental catastrophe.One could think this story is straight out of science fiction. But it isn’t. This secret city and its abuses are part of our world. Even if humankind tries to muzzle the truth, the memory of the trees remain, those of the consciousness that rises and denounces this heavy decades-old screed.

Travelling is an integral part of Fabrice Murgia’s art. The Ghost Road cycle has taken him to singular places where camera on his shoulder he has recorded faces, testimony and encounters. The memory of trees (Ghost Road III) is part of this process. The show’s team has walked these hostile lands and with Josse De Pauw as story teller/historian and composer Dominique Pauwels, it offers us the unmentionable in music and poetry.


REGIE & TEKST / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Fabrice Murgia MET / AVEC / WITH Josse De Pauw, ea. COMPOSITIE & LIVE MUZIEK / COMPOSITION & MUSIQUE / COMPOSITION & LIVE MUSIC Dominique Pauwels VERTALING & TOLK / TRADUCTION & INTERPRÈTE / TRANSLATION & INTERPRETER Tatiana Mukhamediarov ASSISTENT VERTALING & REGIE / ASSISTANT DE TRADUCTION ET DIRECTION / ASSISTANT TRANSLATION & DIRECTION Olya Tsoraeva ASSISTENTEN DRAMATURGIE / ASSISTANTS DE DRAMATURGIE / ASSISTANTS DRAMATURGY Nadezda Kutepova, Cécile Michel LICHTONTWERP / LUMIÈRE / LIGHT DESIGN Emily Brassier VIDEO/ VIDÉO/VIDEO Giacinto Caponio RESEARCH / RECHERCHE / RESEARCH Virginie Demilier DECOR & KOSTUUMS / DÉCOR & COSTUMES / SET & COSTUMES Atelier Du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles GELUIDSTECHNIEK / INGÉNIEURE SONORE / SOUND TECHNIQUE Brecht Beuselinck TECHNIEK / TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL SUPPORT tba PRODUCTIELEIDING / DÉLÉGUÉ DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Kristel Deweerdt PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION LOD Muziektheater & Cie Artara COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, KVS, THÉÂTRE Jean-Vilar De Vitry-Sur-Seine, Théâtre L’aire Libre Saint-Jacques De La Lande, Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles MET DE STEUN VAN/ AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF De Tax Shelter Maatregel Van De Belgische Federale Overheid / La Mesure Tax Shelter Du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge MET DANK AAN / GRÂCE À / WITH THANKS TO Gilani Dambaev, Garifulla Habibulin, Gulshara Ismagilova, Gosman Kabirov, Fatima Kobzhasarova, Lubov Lebzina, Natalia Manzurova, tba
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