The Hanged

  • Copyright Kurt Van der Elst

Intro

The Hanged

Josse De Pauw

From 14/03/2013 in Ghent

  • Director: Josse De Pauw
  • Spel: Han Kerckhoffs / Christel Domen
  • Vocals: Janneke Daalderop / Ekaterina Levental / Steven van Gils / Lidewei Loot
  • Musical performance: Jan Kuijken / Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
  • Muzikale leiding: Etienne Siebens
  • Research: Geerdt Magiels

LOD / Musical theatre on freedom of thought

‘De gehangenen’ (The hanged) are the people who asked questions out loud, proclaimed their findings out loud, refused to acquiesce in what was already known or what was written, anddemanded the freedom to question and investigate. They frequently paid for their curiosity with their lives. The music by Jan Kuijken is performed by the musicians of the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie. A musical story that has a place for actors, singers and Jan himself, with his cello and recorded material. Above the string ensemble hangthree singers and two actors.

Josse DePauw wrote their lines. It was translated into Latin for the singers, and in the narration occasionally reminds us of a mass, perhaps a requiem, but is equally a reminder that Latin was the first universal language of science.

The actorsplay, in Dutch, a man and a woman, two researchers who spoke too soon and too loudly. The performance is an ode to freedom of thought and the bold expression of these thoughts.

Team

  • Director
    Josse De Pauw
  • Costumes
    Greta Goiris
  • Lightning
    Enrico Bagnoli
  • Text
    Josse De Pauw
  • Music
    Jan Kuijken
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  • Spel
    Han Kerckhoffs
  • Christel Domen
  • Vocals
    Janneke Daalderop
  • Ekaterina Levental
  • Steven van Gils
  • Lidewei Loot
  • Musical performance
    Jan Kuijken
  • Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
  • Muzikale leiding
    Etienne Siebens
  • Research
    Geerdt Magiels

Media

Video

De Gehangenen | LOD | Josse de Pauw & Jan Kuijken | in coproduction with VocaalLAB

Photos