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In this new production, the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the visual artist Hans Op de Beeck find inspiration in fifteenth-century Flanders, when Flemish polyphony and painting spread the region’s fame. With a willingness to experiment worthy of their predecessors, they investigate the pluralistic identity that emerged from that melting pot of influences and aim to sow the seeds of a new Renaissance. An aesthetic and philosophical manifesto by two contemporary ‘Flemish masters’.

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La Monnaie

The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie is an Opera house in Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint.

Today the National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of the theatre in which it is housed. Therefore, la Monnaie or de Munt refers both to the structure as well as the opera company.

As Belgium's leading opera house it is one of the few cultural institutions which receives financial support from the federal government of Belgium. Other opera houses in Belgium, such as the Vlaamse Opera and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, are funded by regional governments.

Johan Jacobs
© Studio Hans Op de Beeck
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