Les ballets C de la B (Ghent-Belgium) was founded by Alain Platel in 1984.
Director Alain Platel and composer Fabrizio Cassol collaborate once again in this unique, poignant evening inspired by Mozart’s unfinished burial hymn, and reflecting bereavements in Platel’s life.
With 14 musicians and singers from across the globe, many of whom performed in Coup Fatal in 2015, Cassol reconstructs the Requiem using diverse musical influences from popular African rhythms to jazz and opera, creating a new version while keeping the essence of Mozart alive.
Platel builds a potent visual world of death and ritual, exploring themes of mortality by combining movement, Mozart’s requiem mass and powerful footage of a woman dying which is shown throughout the performance.
Inspired by the diverse mix of cultures and influences of the performers, Platel creates a moving ceremony of mourning alongside an uplifting celebration of life.