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Elektra Unbound

Luanda Casella / NTGent
mer. 27.03.2024 et jeu. 28.03.2024
27.03.2024
et
28.03.2024
  • 27.03.2024
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 28.03.2024
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL

Avec Elektra Unbound, l'artiste maison du NTGent Luanda Casella met en scène une nouvelle tragédie grecque. Du moins, c'est ce que nous sommes censés croire. Pour obtenir le rôle d'Électre, trois jeunes actrices copient diverses femmes issues des classiques littéraires, de la culture pop et des médias sociaux. Ce n'est que pour mieux révéler leur propre image problématique d'eux-mêmes.

Guided by ideas of fame and success, and other full-blown delusions, three auditioners go to a mad extent to get the part of Elektra. In ancient Greek tragedy, Elektra is a girl who wants. She wants to avenge her father’s death and everyone will hear her suffering. Sobbing and cursing, cursing and sobbing: Elektra hardly does anything else. She never leaves the doorway.

Similarly, the three auditioners are trapped in a sensational montage of interviews and improvs. As they interpret iconic scenes from The Oresteia, the full trilogy about Elektra and her dysfunctional family, they start to reveal their disastrous own lives. Late-bloomer director Lua and her fierce assistant Lucius, who have a troublesome relationship, never arrive at the point of actually staging Elektra. Is their inability the result of the complex relation we all have with tragedy, or is there more at play? Why is Lua frantically running away? And why do we get the feeling that these auditioners are all deranged?

Inspired by melodrama and social media, Elektra Unbound switches scenes as if the audience would swipe screens. Anything to keep the discomfort on stage easily digestible.

Crédits

CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Lua Casella CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Lucius Romeo-Fromm SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Abigail Gypens, Bavo Buys, Emma van Ammel, Lua Casella, Lucius Romeo-Fromm KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION DE COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Jo De Visscher LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION DE LUMIÈRES / LIGHT DESIGN Dennis Diels MUZIEK COMPOSITIE / COMPOSITION DE LA MUSIQUE / MUSIC COMPOSITION Pablo Casella DECORONTWERP / CONCEPTION DU DÉCOR / SET DESIGN Shizuka Hariu DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Joline Vermeulen PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION NTGent COPRODUCTIE/COPRODUCTION DE SINGEL, HA Hebbel Am Ufer