• Karagoz
Heritage

Cengiz Özek Shadow Theatre

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Informations
Malmédy - Tournai - Brussels

Malmédy

31 10 '15 - 20:00 & 21:15

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Address

Malmundarium
Place du Châtelet 9
B- 4960 Malmedy

Info

T +32 (0)80 799 668
www.malmundarium.be

Tickets

Adults: 6€
Seniors >65: 5€
Groups (min. 15 people): 5€
Children <5: free 
Youth 6>12: 3€
Students: 5€
Schools: 3€
Art.27: 1,25€

Organisation

EUROPALIA, Le Malmundarium, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey

Tournai

27 01 '16 - 16:00 & 28 01 '16 - 09:30

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Address

Centre de la Marionnette de la FWB
Rue Saint-Martin 47
B- 7500 Tournai

Tickets

9€>4€

Organisation

EUROPALIA, Centre de la Marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey

Brussels

29 01 '16 - 16:30

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Address

Auditorium de l’école 9
rue du Gulden Bodem 4
B-1080 Brussels

Tickets

Free entrance

Organisation

EUROPALIA, Het Huis van Culturen en Sociale Samenhang van Sint-Jans-Molenbeek / La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek St Jean, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey

Cengiz Özek founded his shadow puppet company in 1986. Initially he brought traditional plays, but at the end of the 1990’s, he started bringing contemporary interpretations of the ‘Karagöz’ tradition. The Karagöz puppetry is one of the oldest art forms in Turkey, named after one of the two main characters, an illiterate, popular man. Opposites attract, as his friend, Hacivat, is a very cultivated man, expressing himself in Ottoman Turkish. 

Magic Tree is a new, dynamic play based on classics from the 18th and 19th centuries. Every detail goes back to the traditional Karagöz. The traditional instruments ‘narake’ en ‘def’ emphasize the drama of the story, with very little dialogue. An ideal introduction to the Karagöz.

Garbage Monster
Have you ever thrown garbage in the sea? If so, have you ever imagined what happens to it?

There’s a fish whose job is to clean the seas and he does his job with a great sense of responsibility. This fish has eaten so much garbage that he has turned into a monster, but a goodhearted monster nonetheless. He resolutely tries to eat all the garbage he can find to keep the seas clean. He mostly hates plastic bottles. Oh what’s that?! Karagöz is throwing a plastic bottle into the sea, and now the monster is showing up and faces Karagöz!