Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN [BE]
08.12 – 09.12.2018
No trouble or expense is being spared during the centenary of the Great War. And yet, ‘the war to end all wars’ did not keep its promise. Far from it. We are still hopping from one armistice to the next Armageddon. So what are we commemorating – and especially, why?
Using quotations from politicians, marketeers, and re-enactors, Thomas Bellinck exposes the mechanisms behind the centenary. What exactly is the relationship between commemoration, politics, tourism, and big business?
• Theatre producer and director Thomas Bellinck consistently delivers sharp political commentary in a variety of forms. From musical (Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate) to text-based theatre (Lethal Inc.) and exhibitions on location (Domo de Eŭropa Historio and Ekzilo). In 2017, he presented his most recent production, Simple as ABC #2 at Kaaitheater. Now that the commemorations of WWI are coming to an end, he is reprising Memento Park here.
‘Memento Park is a wry statement performed with a comic twist that impresses thanks to its excellent content and urgency.’ – Knack
‘This is political theatre at its very best. A bazooka of a production. – De Wereld Morgen
regie Thomas Bellinck | spel Marjan De Schutter, Joris Hessels, Robin Keyaert, Karlijn Sileghem, Jeroen Van der Ven, Mark Verstraete | scenografie Stef Stessel | kostuum An Breugelmans, Heidi Ehrhart | dramaturgie Sébastien Hendrickx | licht Dimitri Stuyven | geluid Donald Berlanger | productieleiding Jean Schols | techniek Jimmy De Boelpaep | decorbouw Jan Beeck, Patrick Nys, Danny Vandeput | rekwisieten Willy Van Barel | boventiteling Inge Floré | vertaling Anne Vanderschueren, Gregory Ball | productie KVS, Steigeisen & ROBIN | copresentatie KVS & Théâtre National