text: Gaea Schoeters en William Shakespeare
composition: Annelies Van Parys
performance: Katelijne Verbeke & Adams Mensah
voice: Naomi Beeldens
lute: Maarten Vandenbemden
direction: Gable & Romy Roelofsen/Het Geluid Maastricht
scenography: Anneleen De Causmaecker
translation: Jane Hedley-Prole & Jonathan Reeder
production: Het Geluid Maastricht, vzw Perignem en Operadagen Rotterdam
in collaboration with: Antwerp Queer Arts Festival i.s.m. Muziektheater Transparant
On the beach near Calais a refugee stands ready to swim across the Channel. On top of the chalk cliffs on the other side of the water a (transsexual) woman is bidding life goodbye; she intends to jump to her death just moments later. A surprising dialogue unfolds between the two as it turns out that their fates are more interconnected than assumed. Het Kanaal (The Channel) is a socially critical tragicomedy based on William Shakespeare's recently found manuscript. Author Gaea Schoeters wrote the monologues while the composer Annelies Van Parys reworked Shakespeare's text for soprano, lute, and guitar.
Be welcome at the talk Future of Europe.
Sat 13 May | 19.30-20.15hr | Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Makers of festivalproductions and members of the European Cultural Parliament talk with Tobias Kokkelmans, dramaturge of the festival. Elli Papakonstantinou (Revolt Athens), Annelies Van Parys, Gaea Schoeters (Het Kanaal) en Krystian Lada (Dagboek van een verdwenene) will have a conversation about the future of Europe. This conversation will be in English.
€10,- (CJP, Students, 18-)