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

Ehsan Hemat / Moussem, NTGent, Les ballets C de la B, C-Takt & KVS
Fri 24.02.2023 - Sat 25.02.2023
  • 24.02.2023
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
  • 25.02.2023
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels

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.


EEN PROJECT VAN / UN PROJET PAR / A PROJECT BY Ehsan Hemat, Moussem, NTGent, les ballets C de la B, C-Takt, KVS IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Ali Asghar Dashti, Keyvan Sarreshteh & Asghar Hemmat FOTO’S / PHOTOS / PICTURES Michiel Devijver