Nightwind in Belgium- Gent and Antwerp – May 2&3


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Nightwind is based on Hector Aristizábal’s true story of being arrested and tortured by the US-supported military in Colombia. After his release, he witnessed the killings of many of his friends. In exile in the United States, his taxes fund the war in Iraq including torture at Abu Ghraib and the continued bloodshed in his country. In 1999, when Aristizábal’s brother was abducted and killed by the paramilitary, his own rage and desire for violent revenge was awakened–what he calls “the terrorist within.” Inspired by his own young children, he finds ways to re-channel this terroristic energy into constructive action.

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Immediately after the performance Hector invites the audience into a brief dynamic meditation as a way to provide catharsis to the different emotions awakened by the theater piece. Afterwards using the techniques of Image Theater Hector invites participants to express their reactions to the play by creating their own images facilitating a aesthetic dialogue around the pressing issue of torture.

2nd of May – Ghent – 20h
Address: Dok Noord 4F, Gent

3rd of May – Antwerp – 20h
Address: Groeningerplein 2, Borgerhout (Antwerpen)

Tickets: 9 euro / 6 euro (reduction: unemployed, retired, students, disabled)

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