An afternoon with Alain Platel

An afternoon with Alain Platel

Films and discussion

Wednesday, 03. November // 16.30 – ca. 18.30 Uhr
Passage Kinos

    / Film »Bonjour Madame, comment allez-vous aujourd’hui, il fait beau, il va sans doute pleuvoir, etcetera«

    / Discussion with Alain Platel, choreographer and director, Ghent

    Presentation: Klemens Wannenmacher, Berlin

    / Passion – Last stop Kinshasa (pitié – Endstation Kinshasa)

    In french with German subtitles


    The international victory march of Alain Platel and his company les ballets C de la B began with »Bonjour Madame … «. He came to Leipzig for the first time in 1996 – unfortunately too late for the piece »Bonjour Madame … «, which stopped being performed shortly before. There is no recording; only 7 minutes of a promotional video remain. »Bonjour Madame … « dealed with male arrogance and a crime committed out of boredom.

    The dance piece »pitié!« (»Have mercy!«), based on Bach’s »St. Matthew Passion« was seen at euro-scene Leipzig in 2008. It deals with pity, sacrifice and mercy in today’s times. The film shows the ensemble at a guest performance in the Congo. Interviews and excerpts from the piece appear against the backdrop of African reality.

    Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch ARTE / ZDFtheaterkanal / Unitel Classica

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