An interdisciplinary performance by Guy Weizman, NITE and Schauspiel Hannover.
Do we really dare to question our prejudices? Have we maybe become too politically correct? How do we move forward without losing each other?
Yara’s Wedding is an interdisciplinary performance directed by Guy Weizman, with text by Antigone Akgün, Rik van den Bos, Rasit Elibol and Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini. Together this unique group of writers – inspired by the work of Edward Said “Orientalism” – wrote a play about framing based on origin, color, orientation, social status and cultural conflicts. No confrontation is avoided in this very musical and lively performance with 12 actors, dancers, singers and musicians from different backgrounds and nationalities.
Yara, Greta, Sebastian and Tony are childhood friends. They grew up in the same neighborhood and spent long, wet summers together. They were inseparable until that one night. The night the mansion burned down.
12 years later, Yara married Sebastian. On the occasion of the celebration, (old) friends and family go on a trip. Far away from their familiar surroundings, new bonds are forged and old conflicts come to light. In the carousel of confrontations, encounters and situations at the wedding, everyone slowly becomes so drunk and emotional that no one wants to go to bed until everything that needs to be said or done has been said or done.
In a quest to to make sense of a rapidly changing world we are making performances that are as spectaculair and interwoven as the world itself. After SALAM, Brave New World 2.0, Before/After and The Underground, NITE is now performing Yara’s Wedding. Yara’s Wedding is a co-production of NITE (Noord Nederlands Toneel, Club Guy & Roni, Slagwerk Den Haag and Asko|Schönberg) and Schauspiel Hannover.
Directed by Guy Weizman in collaboration with the cast.
Choreography: Roni Haver
Composition: Lora Deniz
Text: Rik van den Bos & Antigone Akgün & Rasit Elibol & Mohammedou Ould Slahi
With live music by Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk den Haag
Cast: Sarah Janneh, Sanne den Hartogh, Anja Herden, Bien De Moor, Igor Podsiadly, Jésula Toussaint Visser, Nicolas Matthews, Katherina Sattler
Musicians: Jochem Braat, Karima El Fillali, Oriol Marès, Niels Meliefste
Set: Ascon de Nijs
Costumes: MAISON the FAUX
Dramaturge: Friederike Schubert
Musical dramaturge: David Dramm
Sound design: Peter Zwart
Lighting design: Maarten van Rossem
NITE: Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni + Schauspiel Hannover + Asko|Schönberg + Slagwerk Den Haag