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Duister hart

Deep into the interior of Congo captain Marlow goes to look for Kurtz, a commercial agent. The journey to the horrors of colonial violence is also a journey to the dark abyss of the human soul. 

Scrape away the gilding of civilization and we are left only with a dark heart.

Duister hart tells the story of Marlow who, as the captain of a steamboat in the service of a Brussels-based business enterprise, goes deep into the interior of Congo to look for Kurtz, a commercial agent. After an exhausting and deranging search in the forest, Marlow eventually comes across the lost Kurtz, now a physical and moral wreck.

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness appeared in 1902 at the height of European expansion. The journey to the horrors of colonial violence is also a journey to the plumbless depths of a ‘dark heart’, to the dark abyss of the human soul. The book became widely known when the American director Francis Ford Copolla used it as inspiration for his Vietnam film Apocalypse Now (1979).

Josse De Pauw plays Marlow, but also all the other characters. His search in the forest is a succession of encounters with aspects of himself, until he is also eventually forced to recognize himself in Kurtz’s ‘dark heart’.

“A first-rate production and performance at the service of an impressive script which also says a lot about mankind and society. The result is an awesome piece of theatre.” – Yves Desmet in De Morgen, November 26th 2011

Credits

director

  • Guy Cassiers

dramaturgy

  • Erwin Jans

text

  • Josse De Pauw

after the novel by

  • Joseph Conrad

script based on the translation by

  • Bas Heijne

performance

  • Josse De Pauw

design

  • Guy Cassiers
  • Enrico Bagnoli
  • Arjen Klerkx

light design

  • Enrico Bagnoli

video design

  • Arjen Klerkx

sound design

  • Diederik De Cock

camera

  • Patrick Otten

make-up and hair

  • Ingeborg Van Eetvelde

costume design

  • Kristin Van Passel
  • Charlotte Willems

production

  • Toneelhuis

coproduction

  • Théâtre de la Ville de Paris
  • Festival d'Automne à Paris

All data

Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Thursday 24 November 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  2. Friday 25 November 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  3. Saturday 26 November 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  4. Tuesday 6 December 2011 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  5. Wednesday 7 December 2011 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  6. Thursday 8 December 2011 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  7. Friday 9 December 2011 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  8. Saturday 10 December 2011 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  9. Sunday 11 December 2011 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  10. Friday 16 December 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  11. Saturday 17 December 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  12. Sunday 18 December 2011 — 15U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  13. Tuesday 20 December 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  14. Wednesday 21 December 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  15. Thursday 22 December 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  16. Thursday 19 April 2012 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  17. Friday 20 April 2012 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  18. Saturday 21 April 2012 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  19. Tuesday 1 May 2012 — Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen
  20. Saturday 5 May 2012 — Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag, Den Haag
  21. Thursday 10 May 2012 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  22. Friday 11 May 2012 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  23. Saturday 12 May 2012 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  24. Tuesday 15 May 2012 — cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt
  25. Saturday 6 October 2012 — Temporada Alta, Girona
  26. Friday 12 October 2012 — CC Zwaneberg, Heist-Op-Den-Berg
  27. Tuesday 15 January 2013 — Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Brugge
  28. Friday 25 January 2013 — CC Westrand, Dilbeek
  29. Saturday 9 February 2013 — Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam
  30. Wednesday 13 February 2013 — Centre dramatique régional de Tours, Tours
  31. Thursday 14 February 2013 — Centre dramatique régional de Tours, Tours
  32. Friday 15 February 2013 — Centre dramatique régional de Tours, Tours
  33. Saturday 16 February 2013 — Centre dramatique régional de Tours, Tours
  34. Wednesday 27 February 2013 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  35. Thursday 28 February 2013 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  36. Friday 1 March 2013 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  37. Saturday 2 March 2013 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  38. Tuesday 5 March 2013 — CC Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas
  39. Tuesday 19 March 2013 — CC Asse, Asse-Zellik, Asse

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