Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN [BE]

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate
Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate

24.05 – 27.05.2017

Social sorting

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate is a documentary musical theatre performance about the digitization of migration management and the outsourcing of our unease about social sorting. For this second part Bellinck strikes up many different conversations with border and data managers in the control rooms and at the liquid fringes of Project Europe.

“When a stateless person is excluded from the system of legal protection, this is not because he has acted unlawfully. On the contrary. It is he himself who is unlawful. Simply by existing. Purely because of his presence on the territory of the nation state.” – Grégoire Chamayou


text, direction Thomas Bellinck | performed by Marjan De Schutter, Jeroen Van der Ven | composition Joris Blanckaert | dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx, Esther Severi (Kaaitheater) | light design Lucas Van Haesbroeck | sound design Yannick Willox | scenography Jozef Wouters | set building Menno Vandevelde | music SPECTRA | singing coach Laurence Servaes | costumes An Breugelmans | production leader Celine van der Poel | production intern Kristien Borgers | technique & surtitling Britt De Jonghe | technical direction Marie Vandecasteele | translation Juliane Regler (French), Lieve Dierckx & Wim Vermeylen (Dutch) | corrector English Patrick Lennon | production Robin vzw, Op.Recht.Mechelen | co-production Kaaitheater, De Grote Post, NONA, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, SPECTRA | support De Vlaamse Overheid, HoGent School of Arts KAS, Conservatorium

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In an old gymnasium in Mechelen, theatre director Thomas Bellinck is working on his new production Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm and Validate. The performance is the second part in a series about the Western migration machine, a theme that has dominated Thomas’ personal interests for quite some time, and which he will examine through various media over the coming years.