6 t/m 7 August 2017

An ode to the eggplant! Without it, Greek moussaka, Lebanese baba ganush, Italian melanzane and Turkish imambayildi would just be sad casseroles. A fruit that has travelled far afield: originating in Myanmar, it went Mediterranean. In the adventurous music theatre show Nachtschade: Aubergine soprano Claron McFadden [1961, New York] and documentary film maker Lisa Tahon [1989, Ostend] are going in search of all the things these cultures have in common. Their travel guide: the aubergine, that belongs to the nightshades – there is poetry even in plant determination.

Claron McFadden is staying with people in Morocco, Sicily, Greece and Turkey, where she learns how to make local aubergine dishes and practices traditional songs. All the things she learns form the foundation for a culinary staged concert about our desire for identity in a fast-changing, nomadic world. The audience experiences the versatile eggplant cuisine mixed with travel stories, a documentary and live music. All influenced by a multitude of cultures.

On Saturday the 5th of August as a guest to the Openluchtgesprek at 15:30.

A coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge and Operadagen Rotterdam

concept & vocals: Claron McFadden
video: Lisa Tahon
compositions: Tuur Florizoone, Osama Abdulrasol, Yannick Peeters
advice: Sjaron Minailo
music: Oleg Fateev [accordion], Lode Vercampt [cello], Yannick Peeters [double bass], Jean-Philippe Poncin [clarinet], Osama Abdulrasol [qanun and ud], Shahin During [percussion]

  • Entrance price € 15
  • Friend price € 13,50
  • Genre Musical theater, Music
  • Running time 80 min.
  • Attainability At the festival square
  • Location Festivalplein/ BLVRD Theater
  • Facilities Toilet facilities available
    Catering available
  • Accessibility Language no problem, Induction loops/infra red system available, Visual impairment, Wheelchair accessible
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