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Ivan & Rudolf – Theater Kontra-Punkt & Théâtre Maât

19. September 7:00 am


Ben and Adam are friends. That is, until they begin to track their ancestors. Ivan from Australia and Rudolf from Germany flee, with a time difference of just one month, in 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. 14 actors, singers and instrumentalists, and a choir of eight nations tell a true tale and remember the horror of the battlefields of the First World War. Setting the scene by the method of abstraction: bodies become stage sets; boxes, trenches; paper bags, gas masks. And musically, modern methods create the chansons with accents of Brecht, jazz, rock and blues.

A coproduction of Théâtre Maât (B), LaBarca (B) and the city of Pozières (F)
Sponsoren und Förderer: Heinen-Gruppe, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Weltkunstzimmer – HPZ-Stiftung
Supported by Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW

Benjamin Walker, story, video
Hadi El Gammal, composition
Christine Smeysters, libretto
Jan Kocman, Nathalie Maufroy, costumes, set
Franz Dostal, video
Marcus Grolle, choreography
Mihai Grigoriu, musical direction
Frank Schulz, direction

Jennifer El Gammal, Annette Bieker, Christine Smeysters, Hadi El Gammal, Alexandre Pelichet, François VanEeckhaute, François Dreno, Vincent Noiret, Jean-François Durdu, Nathanaël Bez, Adrien Letartre, Mihai Grigoriu, Patrick Andersson
Ratinger Kammerchor

19. September 7:00 am - 9:00 am
120 minutes, no break
World Premiere
Boui Boui Bilk
Suibertusstraße Str. 149, 40223 Düsseldorf
+49 211 82 82 66 0