THE HEAD & THE LOAD

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

music composed and conceived by PHILLIP MILLER
 

CREATIVE TEAM

William Kentridge
Philip Miller
Thuthuka Sibisi
Catherine Meyburgh
Gregory Maqoma
Greta Goiris
Sabine Theunissen
Urs Schönebaum / Georg Veit
Mark Grey
Janus Fouché | Žana Marović | Catherine Meyburgh
Luc De Wit
Chris Waldo de Wet
Kim Gunning
Duško Marović
Michael Atkinson | Philip Miller

Concept and Director
Composer  
Co-composer | Music Director
Projection Design
Choreography
Costume Design
Set Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Video Editing and Compositing
Associate Director
Studio Technical Director
Video Orchestrator
Cinematography
Orchestration  

 

 

CREATED & PERFORMED BY

 

ACTORS                              

Mncedisi Shabangu, Hamilton Dlamini, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Luc De Wit


FEATURED VOCALISTS & PERFORMERS            

Joanna Dudley, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Ann Masina, Bham Ntabeni, Sipho Seroto, N`Faly Kouyate (kora), Tlale Makhene (percussion) & Vincenzo Pasquariello (piano)

DANCERS                           

Gregory Maqoma, Julia Zenzie Burnham, Thulani Chauke, Xolani Dlamini, Nhlanhla Mahlangu

ENSEMBLE VOCALISTS

Mhlaba Buthelezi, Ayanda Eleki, Grace Magubane, Blaise Malaba, Ncokwane Lydia Manyama, Caroline Modiba, Tshegofatso Moeng, Mapule Moloi, Lindokuhle Thabede

Chamber Orchestra THE KNIGHTS

Christina Courtin (violin), Colin Jacobsen (violin); Mario Gotoh (viola); Caitlin Sullivan (cello), Caleb van der Swaagh (cello); Logan Coale (bass), Shawn Conley (bass); Andrew Rehrig (flute), Alex Sopp (flute); Michael P. Atkinson (horn); Eric Jacobsen (trumpet), Samuel Ewens (trumpet), Jean Laurenz (trumpet); Bob Couture (trombone), Richard Harris (trombone), Nic Jones (trombone), Dave Nelson (trombone), Jon Stokes (trombone); Andy Kershaw (tuba), Andrew Madej (tuba); Nathan Koci (accordian); Sam Budish (percussion), David Stevens (percussion).

PRODUCTION

THE OFFICE performing arts + film  Rachel Chanoff, Laurie Cearley, Lynn Koek, Catherine DeGennaro, Noah Bashevkin, Gabrielle Davenport, Olli Chanoff & Diane Eber in association with Quaternaire

Brendon Boyd
Mike Edelman
Michele Greco
Sara Sahin
Judith Stokart
Emmanuelle Erhart | Bert Menzel | Claudine Grinwis
Lissy Barnes-Flint
Marine Fleury
Jacques van Staden
Stella Olivier
Anaïs Thomas
Carol Blanco

Sigi Koerner | Stephanie Barker | Luke Gibson

Executive producer
 

Production Manager
Technical Director  
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Costume Supervisor
Costume Fabricator
Asst Stage Manager
Asst Set Design
Studio Assistant   
Photography      
Scenic Painter   
Company Manager   

Interns  

 

 

Anne McIlleron, Linda Leibowitz, Joy Lowdon, Natalie Dembo, Taryn Hackett

Artistic Directors Colin Jacobsen / Eric Jacobsen
Executive Director Shruti Adhar 

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
 

Kentridge Studios         

The Knights                  
              
 

                                

Special Thanks to:  

Homi Bhabha, Richard Criddle, Liza Essers, Sue Killam, Meghan Labbee,  Dr Anna Maguire, David Olusoga, Anne Stanwix, Roger Tatley, Joe Thompson, Lautarchiv Humboldt University, Berlin and all the musicians and singers who participated in the first Maboneng Workshop, September 2017


SUPPORT

The Head & The Load is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Commissions, Park Avenue Armory, Ruhrtriennale and MASS MoCA with additional support from Holland Festival.

The Head & The Load acknowledges the kind assistance of Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery in this project.  

Lead support for the development of The Head & the Load has been provided by Brenda R. Potter, Daniel R. Lewis, the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation and Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, with further support from Alessia Bulgari, Agnes Gund and Wendy Fisher. Additional support has been provided by the JKW Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Simeon Bruner, Sarah McNair, Randal Fippinger, John and Cynthia Reed, Bill & Sako Fisher, Quaternaire and donors who wish to remain anonymous.

World premiere in London at Tate Modern, produced by THE OFFICE performing arts + film in association with Quaternaire. 14-18 NOW was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England & Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport. 

Developed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, 2018, and Kentridge Studios, Johannesburg 2017-2018.