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A in the role of B, when C didn't make it

Ehsan Hemat / Moussem
Fri 24.02.2023 - Sat 25.02.2023
24.02.2023
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25.02.2023
  • 24.02.2023
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX
  • 25.02.2023
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX

With A in the role of B, when C didn’t make it, choreographer, performer and theatre creator Ehsan Hemat has come up with a concept in which various generations meet on stage. 

He invites amongst others his own uncle Asghar: a classically trained Iranian actor who, as a septuagenarian, represents a very different zeitgeist to his young cousin who lives and works in Belgium. The production becomes a mirror of time – of evolution versus tradition in the arts, but also in life in general.

A in the role of B, when C didn’t make it exposes a hidden network of relations between the performers on stage. When the quartet tries to map out the historical and professional consequences of their interconnections, they uncover instead a deep-rooted disconnect. Through explorations of the Iranian theatre landscape these four men – a dancer, and actor, a writer and a director – share the stage. That stage appears to be the only thing somehow keeping them together, in spite of all the disconnects.

Credits

PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS, C-Takt, NTGent IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Co-laBo ONTWIKKELD MET DE STEUN VAN / DÉVELOPPÉ AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / DEVELOPED WI TH THE SUPPORT OF laGeste CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Ehsan Hemat IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Keyvan Sarreshteh, Ali Asghar Dashti, Asghar Hemmat PERFORMANCE / INTERPRÉTATION Ehsan Hemat, Ali Asghar Dashti, Keyvan Sarreshteh, Asghar Hemmat VIDEO / VIDÉO Julie De Clercq LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHTING DESIGN Marco Bertozzi GELUID / SON / SOUND Roeland Luyten