Nights - Ballet de la Nuit
Inspired by Ballet de la Nuit of Louis XIV director Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe lets the most exotic figures parading on stage.
The eponymous twelve-hour Ballet de la Nuit by Louis XIV from 1653 provides the opportunity to make an extravagant attempt to fight evil. In this ballet, the landscape of the night is danced and sung. Full of entrées and intermezzos, the night is divided into four parts in which different types meet in a polymorphic event. In a mixture of seriousness and fancy, praise and satire and mythology and contemporary politics, this show, reduced to one hour, turns the king into a jester.
(master thesis Arne Luiting)
Muziektheater Transparant and d e t h e a t e r m a k e r.
Coproduction: Royal Conservatory Antwerp (AP Hogeschool).
In cooperation with Toneelhuis and Troubleyn.
Thanks to Bart van Merode, Peter Missotten, Erwin Jans, Lucas Smolders and Gouvernment.
With the support of the Dutch Consulate.
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Concept | Direction: Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe • Performer: Arne Luiting • Composition: Laurens Mariën • Text: Louise Van den Eede • Design: Sietske Van Aerde • Vocals: Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe • Violin: Linde Carrijn • Cello: Ewout Lehoucq • Mixing: Jasper Segers
The imagination can run riot in any direction, from the most gruesome to the most erotic. And no one has to keep on doing their best to stay in line. Allegory is freed from its chains and runs amok. A liberating anarchy.
PZAZZ - 10 August 2019