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Herkules von Lubumbashi – Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger

22.9.2019, 19:00

Like the great muscleman of Greek mythology, in this fictional setting Hercules of Lubumbashi turns out to be a hero and saviour. With a cunning trick he succeeds in protecting his village community from the exploitative manoeuvrings of the local mining company and enabling them to gain a share of the riches of their land. This utopian oratorio for eleven Congolese and European musicians, one singer and one dancer, is both a critique of the current situation and a source of hope. The music contains echoes of Handel’s ‘Hercules’, post-minimalism and ancient African mythology. And always at the centre is Hercules, dancing freely.

With the kind support of Fortin Mühlenwerke GmbH & Co. KG, the HENRI Hotel Düsseldorf Downtown and the Haus der Universität
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22.9.2019, 19:00
80 minutes, no intermission
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