The 23rd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

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27

July
20:00
imPerfect Dancers, Italy

Lady Macbeth

Duration: 1h 5min


“Lady Macbeth” is inspired by Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy. The performance focuses on the devastating and bleak love story between Macbeth and his wife.

Their passion, ambition and relentless pursuit of power causes them to fall victim to their own intrigues. Shakespeare has infused this drama with timeless and universal sentiments, which is why our story is set in an unspecified period of time and place. It starts off where Shakespeare’s version ends: the Macbeths are dead. Freed from their earthly torments, they are however condemned to
endlessly relive the darkest period of their past – a punishment inflicted upon them and which they in turn inflict on each other. They blame one another, seeing the other as the real culprit.

Thoughts take shape, the characters come to life and relive the dramatic events of which they were once the protagonists. But like memories, these events change over time. What is more: their nightmare is interspersed with moments of love and tenderness.

“Lady Macbeth” is a drama about life and death, and about the ambiguous relationships between people, taking the audience on a journey to discover the complexities of the human psyche.


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Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini & Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Bruno Ciulli
Music: Ezio Bosso, Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter, Philip Glass, J.S. Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti

Lady Macbeth: Ina Broeckx
Macbeth: Sigurd Kirkerud Roness
Banquo: Daniel Flores Pardo
3 Witches: Sara Nicastro, Laura Perrot, Tiziano Pilloni

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Fernando Ferrer

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Choreography

Walter
Matteini


Choreography

Ina
Broeckx


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