© Angelica Lidell

Angélica Liddell

‘LIEBESTOD THE SMELL OF BLOOD DOES NOT LEAVE MY EYES JUAN BELMONTE – Histoire(s) Du Théâtre III’
NTGent & Voo?uit
Sat. 16.10.2021 20:00 - 21:45
Sat 16.10.'21
20:00 - 21:45
  • Sat 16.10.'21
    20:00 - 21:45
    NTGent Schouwburg

Bullfighting on a Wagner soundtrack

“Theatre is a form of sacrifice”. The Spanish performance artist Angélica Liddell creates at NTGent the third part of ‘Histoire(s) du Théâtre’, a series in which artists investigate the key questions of the oldest art form of humankind. Herself on stage, she is going back to the origin of her theatre: bullfighting, one of the last rituals in our secular world, the tragic sublimation of death. 

The sacrifice of the animal on the square merges with Wagner’s opera ‘Tristan and Isolde’ and gives title to the piece: Liebestod, meaning ‘love-death’, used to describe the final aria of Isolde before death unites the two lovers. “Theatre is Liebestod, theatre is sacrifice, theatre - tragic or not, like religion - transcends us.”

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“Theatre is a form of sacrifice”

- Angélica Liddell

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PRACTICAL

Sat 16.10 - 20:00 NTGent 
PODIUM / theatre
€28 / 15
in Spanish / Dutch, French & English subtitles
105 min.

Credits

direction, text, performance, set & costume design: Angélica Liddell - direction assistance: Borja Lopez - dramaturgy: Carmen Hornbostel - co-presented with: NTGent

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