Dada Masilo / The Dance Factory (ZA)
Dada Masilo’s HAMLET

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Here comes HAMLET! Following worldwide successes with reinterpretations of Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Swan Lake, Giselle and, most recently celebrated at Volkstheater, THE SACRIFICE, Dada Masilo presents her highly individual version of the wordiest of Shakespeare’s dramas on the world’s wide stage: at ImPulsTanz, it’s the stage of Burgtheater, to be precise. “Hamlet is a gloomy piece”, the South African star choreographer says, but “with a dash of black humour”. The main themes are the deceptive appearances of what is being said – and done – as well as evil intrigue: for example, Prince Hamlet’s betrayal of Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern or Polonius, and Uncle Claudius’ betrayal of King Hamlet. Masilo assigns herself the role of Ophelia, and she lets some of the female roles be played by men and male figures by women. Her HAMLET is a theatre performance with dance, singing, a violin and percussion. She radically trimmed the amount of words, thereby conjuring up a contemporary, universally comprehensible piece from the weighty classic.

World Premiere

Duration: 65 Min
Price: 8 / 14 / 26 / 45 / 58 / 72 / 92 Euro
Reduced: 6 / 11 / 22 / 38 / 49 / 61 / 78 Euro

In English.
This performance contains explicit content. Recommended from the age of 12.
23.7.2024, 21:00
Burgtheater
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CREDITS

Choreography: Dada Masilo
Acting: Aphiwe Dike and Albert Khoza
Dance: Dada Masilo, Sinazo Bokolo, Julia Burnham, Lehlohonolo Madise, Thandiwe Mqokeli, Eutychia Rakaki, Leorate Dibatana, Thuso Lobeko, Songezo Mcilizeli, Steven Mokone and Tshepo Zasekhaya
Composition and live music: Leroy Mapholo, Ann Masina/Khayakazi Madlala and Mpho Mothiba   
Acting coach: Dorothy Ann Gould