Théâtre National

Five easy pieces

Milo Rau / IIPM / Campo

26.01 > 25.02.2018

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The stage is transformed into a studio where a documentary reenactment of the Dutroux affair is being filmed live and in full view.

An equivocal, somewhat troubled coach is responsible for casting the Flemish children chosen to play all the characters in the case—victims, parents, police officers and other people linked to the events.
After questioning them about their tastes and identity, he is also the one who introduces them to acting and directs them in front of the camera throughout the performance.
Apart from providing details about the crimes, from the murderer’s childhood in Burundi, at the height of the Congo
Crisis, to the funeral of his last victim, Swiss director, Milo Rau, who specialises in thorny, subversive dramatic investigations, explores the history of Belgium from the 1960s onwards.
Far from being put off by the serious subject matter, and despite showing it all due respect, this production and its budding actors do not refrain from some essential moments of comic relief and several upbeat musical numbers.

 

[BACKSTAGE]

Milo Rau's portrait

"With Five Easy Pieces, the IIPM (International Institute of Political Murder) subjects its aesthetic appreciation of realism and brutality to a theatre study."

Milo Rau about the background to Five Easy Pieces

Info

Language

NL > FR & EN

Duration

90'

Cast

Concept, text & direction

Milo Rau

Text & performance

Rachel Dedain, Maurice Leerman, Pepijn Loobuyck, Willem Loobuyck, Polly Persyn, Peter Seynaeve, Elle Liza Tayou & Winne Vanacker

Performance film

Sara De Bosschere, Pieter-Jan De Wyngaert, Johan Leysen, Peter Seynaeve, Jan Steen, Ans Van den Eede, Hendrik Van Doorn & Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse

Dramaturgy

Stefan Bläske

Direction assistant & performance coach

Peter Seynaeve

Research

Mirjam Knapp & Dries Douibi

Set & costume design

Anton Lukas

Video & sound design

Sam Verhaert

Child care & production assistant

Ted Oonk

Music coach

Herlinde Ghekiere

Voice articulation coach

Françoise Vanhecke

Realisation scenography

Ian Kesteleyn
Technical: Bart Huybrechts, Korneel Coessens & Piet Depoortere

Second camera

Alexander Van Waes

Sound video

Henk Rabau

Production management

Wim Clapdorp, Mascha Euchner-Martinez & Eva-Karen Tittmann

Tour management

Leen De Broe

Sales management

Marijke Vandersmissen

Production

CAMPO & IIPM

Coproduction

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 executive

CAMPO IIPM is funded by

Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Pro Helvetia, GGG Basel and Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL (Basel).

CAMPO is supported by the Flemish Government, The Province of East Flanders & The City of Ghent.

© Phile Deprez