Facade: The last days of Mata Hari

The story of the legendary exotic dancer and alleged spy Mata Hari in a theatrical songrecital. 
In the time of peace, she was hailed as an erotic dancer and loved by the most powerful men of the continent. In wartime, she was accused of being a spy and mercilessly executed by the same men. Why are we - one hundred years after her death - still not able to comprehend her mystery?
In this theatrical song recital, her story is told by Josse De Pauw on a film screen, from the perspective of the many men in (and after) her life. Soprano Claron McFadden and pianist Claire Chevallier offer a rebuttal with music by Mata Hari's contemporaries and with letters from the infamous dancer herself. 

 

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Produced by Muziektheater Transparant in coproduction with Leeuwarden & Fyslân - Cultural capitals of Europe 2018, Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse Lyon, deSingel Antwerpen and Operadays Rotterdam. With thanks to the Fries Museum

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deSingel (Antwerpen)
+32 3 248 28 28
www.desingel.be
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8/9/2017
20:00
Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams- Brabant (Leuven)
+32 16 20 05 40
www.festival2021.be
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3/10/2017
20:30
Théâtre de la croix rousse (Lyon)
+33 4 72 07 49 49
www.croix-rousse.com
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1/12/2017
2/12/2017
20:00
19:30
Posthuis Theater (Heerenveen)
+31 513 61 94 92
www.posthuistheater.nl
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26/1/2018
20:15
VRT-Klara in deSingel (Antwerpen)
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27/1/2018
18:00
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Amsterdam)
+31 20 788 20 00
www.muziekgebouw.nl
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14/2/2018
20:15
Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeniging (Nijmegen)
+31 24 322 83 44
www.stadsschouwburgendevereeniging.nl
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12/4/2018
20:15
Festival der Voorkempen - Werf44 (Schilde)
www.festivaldervoorkempen.be
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17/5/2018
20:30
Operadagen Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
+31 10 436 60 70
www.operadagenrotterdam.nl
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19/5/2018
20/5/2018
00:00
00:00

Mise-en-espace | scenography: Jean LacornerieDramaturgy: Willem BrulsTobias KokkelmansMusical Dramaturgy | Fortepiano: Claire ChevallierCostumes: Viviane Coubergs • Lighting Design: Peter QuastersVocals: Claron McFaddenActor (film): Josse De PauwVideo: Deep Focus • camera: Marc Van Acker • Sound: Pieter-Jan Buelens • Dimitry De Cock • montage: Guido Verhelst • Audiomix: Yves De Mey • Music: Eric Satie • Camille Saint-Saëns • Francis Poulenc • Jules Massenet • Gabriel Fauré • Claude Debussy • Translation: Willem Bruls