© Steven Prengels
Die Welt von Gestern und Morgen
En Avant, Marche!
Heart to get!
He lies and steals, forces women into prostitution and preaches conflict. For the anti-Messiah Accatone (literally “beggar”), work is a burden, he and his companions do not define themselves through property, status or social function. Pushed out into the desert-like margins of the capitalist world, similar to a Dantesque hell, Pasolini’s heroes of the “sub-proletariat” are fighting for survival. Instead of obeying bourgeois concepts of values and morality, they follow their instinct and worship the intensity of the moment. For this reason Pasolini saw the potential in this “sub-proletariat” for a new social and political order.
Johan Simons’ production takes this perspective as the point of departure for a music theatre project in which Pasolini’s text and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach are placed in a new relation to each other. Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent use Bach’s cantatas to generate a creative tension between the promise of heavenly redemption and earthly reality, which finds powerful visual expression in the Kohlenmischhalle (coal mixing hall) at Zeche Lohberg in Dinslaken, which is being used here as a performance venue for the first time.
10 - 12
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© Jules August
orchestra and choir.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Koen Tachelet, Tobias Staab, Jan Vandenhouwe
Benny Claessens, Elsie De Brauw, Anna Drexler, Steven Scharf, Steven van Watermeulen, Mandela Wee Wee, Lien Wildemeersch, Jeff Wilbusch
Dorothee Mields (sopraan), Damien Guillon (contratenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Peter Kooij (bas)
Collegium Vocale Gent
14.08.15, Kohlenmischhalle, Dinslaken
16.09.15, loods Lemahieu, Gentse haven