KVS
Fri 10.09.2021 - Wed 22.09.2021

Who's Tupac?

Jr.cE.sA.r / NNT & KVS
10.09.2021
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22.09.2021

THUG’s out there! Who’s the greatest? Who’s the baddest? Who’s Tupac? Bring on your A-game for this talent show in search of the next Makaveli! Four candidates, one MC and for two hours “all eyez on you”.  

'The show is your way out.'

Junior Mthombeni

Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s your turn to spin it. This talent show features four young people who are desperate to make it. In a competition that balances between heaven and hell, they go all out … with only one goal in mind: becoming the next Tupac.

Tupac, legendary hip-hop star, who has been dead for as long as he lived by now. The man whose mother gave him the name Tupac Amaru Shakur in honour of Túpac Amaru II, the revolutionary leader of a legendary Inca uprising in the 18th century, and one of the first liberators of the Americas. Túpac Amaru II fought for his nation and his people, just like Tupac fought for equality.

“I wanted him to have the name of revolutionary, indigenous people in the world. I wanted him to know he was part of a world culture and not just from a neighborhood ...”

— Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother –

His name would become a cornerstone of Tupac Shakur’s destiny. He started his rap career as a rebel with a cause and decried the injustices suffered by African Americans in his songs. He certainly didn’t have a clean slate. He worked himself up from the gutter and had a few altercations with law enforcement in the process. Like Túpac Amaru II, he got so deeply involved in his battle that it became his demise: in ’96 he was killed in a drive-by shooting, a murder that remains unsolved to this day. But Tupac’s struggle lives on: he was not just a representative of his generation, he is still a symbol of the fight for equality for current generations.

Theatre collective Jr.cE.sA.r creates an intimate and powerful musical performance inspired by rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. After Rumble in da Jungle, Malcolm X and Dear Winnie, they bring to life the legacy of another controversial figure.
 

Credits

TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Fikry El Azzouzi REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Junior Mthombeni MUZIEKINSTALLATIE & MUZIKALE LEIDING / INSTALLATION & DIRECTION MUSICALES / MUSICAL INSTALLATION & DIRECTION Cesar Janssens SOUNDTRACK BY Cesar Janssens MET / AVEC / WITH Gloria Boateng, Andie Dushime, Junior Akwety, Alex Akuete & Zediam BEWEGING / MOUVEMENT / MOVEMENT Lisi Estaras SCENOGRAFIE & LICHTONTWERP / SCÉNOGRAPHIE & CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / SCENOGRAPHY & LIGHT DESIGN Stef Stessel OUTSIDE EYE Younes van den Broeck INSIDE EYE Junior Akwety & Alex Akuete KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION DE COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGNLieve Pynoo DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Gerardo Salinas & Robbert Van Heuven REGIE-ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT MISE EN SCÈNE / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Irina Reinke ONTWERP & UITVOERING VAN KLANKINSTALLATIE / CONCEPTION & RÉALISATION INSTALLATION SONORE / DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION OF SOUND SYSTEM Ralf Nonn, Cesar Janssens PRODUCTIELEIDER / CHARGÉE DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Tanja Vrancken TECHNISCHE PRODUCTIE & TONEELMEESTER / PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE & REGIE DE PLATEAU / TECHNICAL PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGER Nele Druyts TECHNIEK / TECHNIQUE Margareta Andersen (licht/lumières/lighting) Patrick Van Neck, Johannes Bellinck (geluid/son/sound) KLEEDSTER / COSTUMIÈRE / DRESSER Heidi Ehrhart BOVENTITELING / SURTITRAGE / SURTITLING Inge Floré SPREIDING & TOURMANAGEMENT / DISTRIBUTION & TOUR MANAGEMENT Saskia Liénard PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Perpodium, NNT MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via Cronos Invest en BNPPFF

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