Nine Finger brings together three remarkable artists for the first time - Rosas dancer Fumiyo Ikeda, artist and physical actor, Benjamin Verdonck, and choreographer Alain Platel. The project draws on Beasts of No Nation, the harrowing debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala, a 23 year old American of Nigerian origin, which looks at perversity of war and the fragility of humanity through the eyes of Agu, a child soldier who is both seduced and terrified by the meaningless savagery of a civil war.
Premiere: 17. Januar 2007, KVS (Brussels)
Created by: Fumiyo Ikeda, Benjamin Verdonck, Alain Platel, Anne-Catherine Kunz, Herman Sorgeloos, Hanne Van Waeyenberge
Performed by: Fumiyo Ikeda, Benjamin Verdonck
Production: Rosas (Brussels), KVS (Royal Flemish Theater, Brussels), De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels)
Nine Finger is performed in English
Photo: Herman Sorgeloos