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Ubu and the Truth Commission

William Kentridge
Show completed
Premiere in Spain
Date and time
Sunday, 11 October, 18:00

36€/ 22€/ 12€

Duration1h 30min
Show for adults in English with Catalan surtitles

William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company rescue the show that catapulted them to fame. Ubu in apartheid South Africa

The multifaceted artist William Kentridge returns to the show that catapulted him to international fame. Ubu and the Truth Commission relocates the despotic king of absurdism in the harrowing context of apartheid.

Artistic information

Direction: William Kentridge 

Text: Yane Taylor

Puppets design: Adrian Kohler

Cast: Dawid Minnaar and Busi Zokufa

Puppeteers: Gabriel Marchand, Mandiseli Maseti and Mongi Mthombeni 

Animation: William Kentridge

Scenery: Adrian Kohler and William Kentridge

Costumes design: Adrian Kohler 

Lighting: Wesley France

Sound: Wilbert Schube 

Music: Warrick Sony and Brendan Jury 

Coreography: Robyn Orlin

Animation edition: Catherine Meyburgh

Research TRC: Antije Krog 

Camera and research of video: Gail Berhman 

Production: Handspring Puppet Company 

Associate producer: Quaternaire 

Co-production: Edinburgh International Festival (United Kingdom), The Taipei Arts Festival and Taipei Culture Foundation (Taiwan), Festival de Marseille _ danse et arts multiples (France), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), Cal Performances Berkeley (USA), BOZAR Brussels (Belgium).

Supported by: National Arts Festival, South Africa. 

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