Fumiyo Ikeda / Alain Platel / Benjamin Verdonck

  • Fri 04.05.07 20 h
  • Sat 05.05.07 20 h

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

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