Repurposed Theatre

Foto: Phile Deprez

FIVE EASY PIECES
MILO RAU/ IIPM & CAMPO

  • 01/09 7pm / 02/09 3pm
  • 7Malsaal
  • Flemish with German and English surtitles
  • 25€ / 15€ / red. 8€

Marc Dutroux – for more than twenty years he’s been sitting in prison, but even today his case represents one of the longest lasting crises of the Belgian police and justice system. He kidnapped several children, abused them and murdered them, and yet was able to get away with it for years. In Milo Rau’s “Five Easy Pieces”, seven children confront the audience with his crimes and their consequences. Spellbound, you hold your breath as they casually and precisely articulate the apparently unutterable. They slip into all the roles – the criminal and the victims – and create their own image of reality on the white screen. Scene by scene, they, the potential victims, stage the appropriation of a case where children themselves never had a say. It challenges us, is hard to watch and yet is strangely liberating and light at the same time. Can theatre be a space for cathartic mourning? “Five Easy Pieces” is the name of Stravinsky’s piano exercises for children. With Milo Rau, it’s five exercises in the courage of looking the dark side of humanity in the eye.

  • Concept, text, direction Milo Rau
  • Setting and costumes Anton Lukas
  • Sound and video design Sam Verhaert
  • Dramaturgy Stefan Bläske
  • With Rachel Dedain, Maurice Leerman, Pepijn Loobuyck, Willem Loobuyck, Polly Persyn, Peter Seynaeve, Elle Liza Tayou, Winne Vancker

A production by IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder and CAMPO in co-production with Kunstenfestivaldesartes Brüssel 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 Valen-Ciennes Pôle Européen de Création