TIME FRI. 6 PM, SAT. 3 PM PRICE DKK 80-150 AGE 16+ LANGUAGE Belgian with English surtitles
Five Easy Pieces (CH/DE/BE)
FIVE EASY PIECES is a performance about the Belgian child murderer Marc Dutroux's life and crimes – told by children. In 1995 and 1996 Dutroux kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls aged 8 to 19 years old, four of whom died. Through five simple exercises, short scenes and monologues, 7 children step into different roles: a police officer, Marc Dutroux's father, one of the parents of a dead girl and others who are all linked to one of the cruelest crimes in Belgium's history. Despite the dark and tragic focal point, the performance is both intelligent, charming, funny and extremely touching.
In recent years Swiss theater director Milo Rau and his International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM) have captured the greatest international scenes with their incomparable political theater. Rau is not afraid to address taboo issues, and his performances span subjects such as the refugee crisis, the Rwandan genocide, the Congolese civil war and the freedom of art in Russia.
“Five Easy Pieces makes you shiver and smile (...) Irresponsibly good theatre“
PERFORMERS Aimone De Zordo, Fons Dumont, Arno John Keys, Blanche Ghyssaert, Lucia Redondo, Peter Seynaeve/ Hendrik Van Doorn, Pepijn Siddiki & Eva Luna Van Hijfte INSTRUCTOR Milo Rau CONCEPT AND TEXT Milo Rau DRAMATURGY Stefan Bläske DIRECTION ASSISTENT AND PERFORMANCE COACH Peter Seynaeve PERFORMERS (FILM) Sara De Bosschere, Pieter-Jan De Wyngaert, Johan Leysen, Peter Seynaeve, Jan Steen, Ans Van den Eede, Hendrik Van Doorn & Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse PHOTO Phile Deprez
Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels 2016, Münchner Kammerspiele, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), SICK! Festival UK, Sophiensaele Berlin & Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création
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