TG STAN - The Way She Dies
© Filipe Ferreira
Tue 08.10 - Wed 09.10

tg STAN & Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

The Way She Dies
Tue 08.10
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Wed 09.10

Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’ from the perspective of the reader

Belgian collective tg STAN collaborates with Portuguese director Tiago Rodrigues for this performance. Rodrigues’ adoration of literature previously led him to the classics of Shakespeare and Flaubert. This time he analyses Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’. While the Russian writer’s novel serves as a framework, Rodrigues chooses the perspective of the reader.

Two couples are flirting with adultery. One couple lives in present-day Antwerp and speaks Dutch. The other couple lives in Portugal in 1967, during the dictatorship of Salazar, and speaks Portuguese. When the couples interact, they do so in French. ‘The Way She Dies’ tries to make clear to the audience how a text can turn lives upside down and spark radical ideas.

“Aan de hand van spitse dialogen krijgt het publiek de worsteling te zien van koppels die geen vuur meer voelen voor elkaar, maar evengoed wordt de passie tussen minnaars getoond. Boeiend is dat auteur Tiago Rodrigues daarbij intensief het gesprek aangaat met Tolstojs roman. (...) Een mooie voorstelling waarin het aanhoudende rumoer van stationscafé’s de tijdelijkheid en het eeuwige onderweg zijn van de liefde onderstreept”

Ciska Hoet, De Morgen

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tue 08 & wed 09.10 - 20:00 Minard
€18 / 16 / 14 / 8
in Dutch, French & Portuguese
Dutch surtitles

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Credits

by & with Isabel Abreu, Pedro Gil, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Frank Vercruyssen - text Tiago Rodrigues - coproduction Tg STAN, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II - lights & set Thomas Walgrave - costumes An D'Huys, Britt Angé - surtitling Joana Frazão

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