A in the role of B when C didn’t make it

Ehsan Hemat & les ballets C de la B & NTGent

Ehsan Hemat 2
  • Fri 14.01 – 16:00 – NTGent Arca

Different gene­ra­ti­ons meet on stage

After a month of ini­ti­al rehear­sals, cho­re­o­grap­her, per­for­mer and the­a­tre maker Ehsan Hemat pre­sents the work in pro­gress of his new show. Hemat, who was born in Shiraz, Iran, and has now been based in Brussels for seve­r­al years, devi­sed a con­cept in which dif­fe­rent gene­ra­ti­ons meet on sta­ge. One gene­ra­ti­on is repre­sen­ted by his uncle Asghar, a clas­si­cally trai­ned actor from Iran. Now in his seven­ties, Asghar embo­dies a com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent Zeitgeist than his young nephew.

A in the role of B when C didn’t make it’ beco­mes a reflec­ti­on in time: of evo­lu­ti­ons ver­sus tra­di­ti­ons, in the arts and life in gene­ral. The pre­mie­re is set for 2023, but NTGent and les bal­lets C de la B are orga­ni­s­ing this advan­ced pre­view, which is to take pla­ce at Minnemeers, spread over three dates, as part of the first edi­ti­on of GIF.


direc­ti­on: Ehsan Hemat — cre­a­ti­on & per­for­man­ce: Ali Asghar Dashti, Keyvan Sarreshteh and Asghar Hemmat — work in pro­gress — pre­sen­ted by and with sup­port of: les bal­lets C de la B & NTGent — as part of: GIF — a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Voo?uit, CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen & S.M.A.K.