Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
09.01 – 11.01.2020
A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty. Melancholie aan de vijf blokken is about Brussels, about poverty, about vulnerable people, about how little say they have in the city. The BBEK is taking the side of the people who are taking the beating and seeks to make a clear statement of their solidarity. A universal demand resounds: join the struggle for the right to the city!
• The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is inspired by the political and cultural legacy of Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler, and is based in Brussels. Previously, they have presented The Shouting Fence, WaanVlucht and Say No! The Deserter’s Song in and around Kaaitheater.
tekst & regie Sybille Cornet | compositie Kaat Dewindt | spel & zang Het Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor & Forsitia | dirigent Lieve Franssen | dramaturgie & onderzoek Raf Custers | kostuums Sabina Kumeling | soundscape Charo Calvo | in samenwerking met Kaaitheater, De Markten