Aurelie Di Marino, Gundega Graudina, July Mollin, Kinge Berends, Kristina Camilleri, Nozizwe Dube, Réverien Iraguha, Siska Baeck

I Have a Dream

10.12.2011

Eight Brussels youngsters from every corner of the city and the world speak their mind. The youngest is 15, the oldest 25. On the boundary between adolescents and adults they have at least one thing in common: they dream. What about? Anything and everything. They are not shy of the great social and political issues. Personal ideals find their way onto the stage too. The violence against women in Africa is challenged, old political dinosaurs are exposed for what they are, or else the youngsters dream of music as a language that transcends all others. They appeal to couples to dare to fight for their relationship, they criticise the lack of any consistent struggle for the environment, or actually question the distinction between nature and culture.

Their belief in their own conviction is greater than the fear of mounting the stage in full view of the public. The director Dirk Verstockt coaches their big mouths and guides them in both their writing and their speech-making. And one thing is certain: we are not short of a new and committed generation of speakers and debaters.



speeches by Aurelie Di Marino, Gundega Graudina, July Mollin, Kinge Berends, Kristina Camilleri, Nozizwe Dube, Réverien Iraguha, Siska Baeck | director Dirk Verstockt | coach Neske Beks | commisioned by Kaaitheater | support de minister bevoegd voor de haven van Brussel