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Ghent-based theatre is looking for Syriëstrijders

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NTGent is looking to returning Syriëstrijders for a theatre production about the Lamb of God, receive The Latest News Wednesday. According to director Milo Rau, they are a modern version of the crusaders.

‘Lamb of God’ in the autumn the first NTGent production of Milo Rau, the new artistic director of the company. Rau wants the famous painting of the brothers Van Eyck, into a play about the Ghent society of today. Production manager Annabel Heyse looking for a set of different profiles.

A Adam and a Eve, for example. But also Knights of Christ, the crusaders of the time. “In our modern, superdiverse society, the concept of a crusader, of course, be extended,” says Heyse. NTGent is therefore looking at ‘convinced believers’. And that goes wide. “You fight for your beliefs? You have fought for?”, it sounds in the ad.

‘I am not saying that we are active fighters to recruit, ” says Tom De Clercq, press secretary of NTGent. “But if such a story in the show fits, we conclude that certainly not.’

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