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Self-sacrifice for the greater good - why? And maybe more importantly, how?

“I give myself up willingly, since that is what is asked of me.” 

Simultaneously down to earth and in your face, hallucinatory and imaginative – My First Tragedy is a wild ride. A Gesamtkunstwerk that doesn’t follow the lines of a psychological story, but rather makes an attempt to share the power of myths and rituals.

Don’t expect Euripides’ original play; only parts of the original text recur as lyrics. Bit by bit the performers deconstruct the tragedy, only to use the fragments to reconstruct a purifying and hypnotic trip full of dance, music and live percussion.

What moves someone to sacrifice themselves? How do you renounce yourself to allow change to occur? How do you make room for something new? And to what extent is this really your choice when the outcome seems inevitable?

In My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia, Mart van Berckel and Angela Herenda bring the Greek tragedy of Iphigeneia back to its source: a penetrating ritual in which individuals struggle with self-sacrifice and the mercilessly striking and inevitable fate. Van Berckel and Herenda previously co-produced the Parade hit play, Carry/Jump/Catch. The Parool wrote about it, “You get the most energy, without a doubt, from the seven dancers of Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club. Young people who go beyond themselves.

CREDITS
Directed by Mart van Berckel, Angela Herenda
cast Joost Bolt, Camilo Chapela, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Arno Verbruggen, Femke Arnouts, Yung-Tuan Ku
dramaturgy Aukje Verhoog
music Tijn Wybenga
set and lighting design Vera Selhorst
costumes Rosa Schützendorf
directors assistent Merit Vessies 

Repetitiefotografie oktober 2022: Marleen Annema

tourlist

Feb
Thu 16 Feb 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater de Machinefabriek Groningen
Fri 17 Feb 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater de Machinefabriek Groningen
Sat 18 Feb 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater de Machinefabriek Groningen
Fri 24 Feb 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

De Nieuwe Kolk Assen
Sat 25 Feb 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Meervaart Theater Amsterdam
Mar
Wed 1 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Cultuurpodium Groene Engel Oss
Fri 3 Mar 20:00
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

De Schuur Haarlem
Sat 4 Mar 20:00
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

De Schuur Haarlem
Wed 8 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater Bellevue Amsterdam
Thu 9 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater Bellevue Amsterdam
Fri 10 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

MIMIK Deventer
Sat 11 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater De Lieve Vrouw Amersfoort
Thu 16 Mar 20:15
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater aan het Spui Den Haag
Fri 17 Mar 20:00
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond
Sat 18 Mar 20:00
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

KAF Theater Almere
Tue 21 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Wed 22 Mar 20:00
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater aan de Rijn Arnhem
Thu 23 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater Ins Blau Leiden
Fri 24 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

LUX Nijmegen
Wed 29 Mar 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Zwolse Theaters - Odeon
Apr
Sat 1 Apr 20:00
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Theater De Verbeelding Purmerend
Thu 6 Apr 20:15
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Posthuis Theater Heerenveen
Fri 7 Apr 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

CC Amstel Amsterdam
Thu 13 Apr 20:30
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My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia

Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden

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