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Oreste à Mossoul - Nanterre-Amandiers
Oreste à Mossoul - Nanterre-Amandiers
Oreste à Mossoul - Nanterre-Amandiers

Photo : Stefän Blaske

photo : Moritz von Dungern

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Oreste à Mossoul

conception and dIrection

Milo Rau

D'après "L'Orestie" de


10 — 14 September 2019
Création 2019
Grande salle
First performed on 17th april 2019 at NTGent, Belgium

What better way to address contemporary conflicts than through Greek tragedy? While conducting research for Empire – a piece created in 2016 – at the Iraqi-Syrian border, within sight of Daesh’s frontline fighters, Milo Rau had the idea to produce a modern Oresteia. Hence Orestes in Mosul was born, and subsequently performed and rehearsed in Iraq and Europe with Iraqi and European performers. Aeschylus’s work, trapped within a cycle of endless vengeance, becomes a way to examine our most recent history.

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12 September 2019 at 21:15
La Tribune
A l'issue de la représentation : rencontre, animée par Camille Louis, avec Milo Rau et l'équipe artistique.