The Head & The Load / Holland Festival
William Kentridge’s latest production, which takes its title from the Ghanaian proverb ‘the head and the load are the troubles of the neck,’ opens the 2019 Holland Festival with a grand spectacle. The work, featuring music byÄlong-time collaborator Phillip Miller with Thuthuka Sibisi and choreography by Gregory Maqoma, illuminates Äthe plight of the nearly two million African porters and carriers used by the British, French, and Germans who bore the brunt of the casualties during the First World War in Africa – a tragic story of immense historical significance that has remained largely untold. Kentridge’s unique vision brings together an international ensemble cast of musicians, singers, dancers, and performers alongside film projections and shadow play to create a landscape of extraordinary proportion and imagination that unfolds across a 50-meter wide stage.
Show dates and times
May 29 - no tickets available at the moment
May 30 - 03.00 PM - Sold Out
May 30 - 08.30 PM - Sold Out
May 31 - 08.30 PM - Sold Out
Ticket information is available here.
Dinner option: The neighbouring Restaurant ZA offers a special Holland Festival menu of Euro 29,50. Click here for more information and reservations.