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Dance

Hannibal
Michael De Cock & Junior Mthombeni

Presentation

To the music of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Michael De Cock and Junior Mthombeni stage the story of Hannibal in a mix of opera, dance and visual art  

It is in the third century BC that the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca embarked on a mind-boggling journey: marching with 70,000 soldiers and 40 elephants, he entered Italy via Spain, France and the Alps, in an attempt to shake the Roman empire to its foundations. Hannibal ad portas!

This new creation by Michael De Cock and Junior Mthombeni tells the story of the Punic Wars and the birth of Europe from the perspective of the Carthaginian uber-general. It is a performance about great clashes. The Punic Wars as a metaphor for all the conflicts being fought on the edges of the continent today. The figure of Hannibal as a lens through which we can explore the different visions of contemporary Europe. For, absurd as it may seem, the idea that there are once again ‘barbarians’ at the Southern borders of Europe, ready to wipe out its history, seems to be resurfacing. Through the unique synergy of opera and slam, contemporary dance and acting, Hannibal opens a window onto the past, present and future of the West. For the makers, Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas – about the betrayal of the Carthaginian queen, the mythical origin for the conflict between Europe and North Africa – is the starting point of a performance in which the fusion of arts and cultures is ultimately not something to be feared, but celebrated.   

This production is part of Troika Dance
Dates & tickets

11 > 14.9.2024
19, 20 & 21.5.2025

Location

KVS BOL

Prices

Start ticket sale 26.6.2024

€ 20 — € 30

Language

Surtitles in Dutch, French, English

Running time

1h30

ATTENTION
This performance mainly offers standing room. The number of seats is limited. If you need a seat for medical reasons, please arrive at KVS BOL at least half an hour in advance. The reception staff will then assign you a seat.

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets

Cast
Cast

DirectionJUNIOR MTHOMBENI & MICHAEL DE COCK 

Set designSTEF STESSEL Light designDIMI STUYVEN Costume designMARIE SZERSNOVICZ Video designFRANCESC ISERNDramaturgyGERARDO SALINAS Musical dramaturgyTOM SWAAK

WithVIANNEY ADRIAENS KIREZI KALISA, DORA ALMELEH, MOHA AMAZIAN, PIERRE ANGANDA, ABEL BAECK, MARIOS BELLAS, JUSTINE BOURGEUS, IBRAHIMA CISSOKO, GALA DRAGOT, RAPHAËLE GREEN°, AMINA IDRISSU, TONIC MENDI JACOBS, TOM KESTENS, ALIX KONADU, NINA PLANTEFEVRE-CASTRYCK, EMMA POSMAN°, ZACH SWAGGA, BAHAR TEMIZ, JUTTA TROCH

° MM Laureate

ProductionKVS CoproductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, THEATRE DE LIEGE, TNC, COMPAGNIE DU THEATRE NATIONAL DANIEL SORANO, MADAME FORTUNA, PERPODIUM 

With the support of the Belgian Federal Government via Cronos Inv